Epidemics, Kevin Bacon, and the Internet: The Physics of Networks


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  • Speaker: Mark Newman, Paul Dirac Collegiate Professor of Physics (U-M Physics)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 10/12/2013
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description:

    Professor Mark Newman will talk about ways in which physicists are contributing to our understanding of networks, such as social networks and computer networks, and how ideas from physics can help us understand things like the "six degrees of separation" and how to prevent or slow the spread of disease.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437