From Blackboard to Bedside: The Math Behind Life-Saving HIV Drugs

NOV 17, 2015 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

C200: Proshansky Auditorium

WHEN:

November 17, 2015: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free, Reservations Required

SPONSOR:

Public Programs

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Description

Find out how math, though often considered abstract, led to practical new treatments for HIV, changing it from a death sentence to a manageable chronic disease. Alan Perelson, a senior fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, shows how his work in mathematical modeling advanced our understanding of the HIV virus and how combination therapies could fight it. Perelson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; he has also held positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the École Normale Supérieure, and Oxford University.
 
Presented by GC Public Programs and the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS).