Mathematics of the planet


Mathematical literacy means we can think logically and clearly to solve problems our world is facing

Mick Roberts is Professor in Mathematical Biology at Massey University’s Albany campus. He is an internationally-recognised expert on the mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. Using modern methods of mathematical analysis, he aspires to understand the epidemiology of infectious diseases and to develop models that explain why pathogens have evolved to have their present characteristics and how the human population can avoid epidemic outbreaks.

He was in Dunedin to give a 10 x 10 lecture for the Royal Society as part of the Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth.