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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Making waves

Marek Stastna

“Imagine being out on a lake on a windy day and you’re getting pushed around by waves,” says Marek Stastna, an oceanographer and professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. “What you may not realize is that in the interior of the ocean, there are waves one hundred times that size. My passion is to create mathematical models of that type of movement.”

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Crossing disciplines

Sue Ann Campbell

For most of her 26 years as a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics, Sue Ann Campbell has focused her research on building and analyzing mathematical models within the neural system.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Where water meets math

Lizz Webb standing in front of a waterfall

“My life has always been intertwined with water in one way or another,” realized Lizz Webb, who recently completed her master’s degree in applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo. As the captain of the swim team in high school, Webb has always loved swimming and lifeguarding, but she never expected to build a career at the intersection of mathematics and ocean sciences.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

New model helps determine who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first

Young woman holding a sign with COVID19 to the right of a person holding a syringe

Researchers have developed a new model to help authorities determine which sector of the population should get COVID-19 vaccination first.

If a vaccine becomes available in January 2021 or shortly after, it should be given to people 60 years old and older first, since they have the highest death rate from COVID-19. According to the model, if the vaccine becomes available in the summer of 2021, the priority group changes.

Read the full press release.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Large class sizes during the coronavirus pandemic are a triple whammy

Young girl in a classroom wearing a mask
Mathematical models can help figure out class sizes and configurations to minimize disruptions and school closures.
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