1.631 Fluid Dynamics and Disease
Reviews theoretical notions in mathematical epidemiology and open problems in understanding and modeling disease transmission. Bridges disease modeling efforts at the large-scale population-level and those at the micro-scale pathogen-level via the use of fluid dynamics. Covers topics such as interfacial flows, fluid fragmentation, multiphase flows, turbulent flows, and fluid-structure interaction. Intended for students with a strong quantitative background interested in learning about applications in health and epidemiology and for students with an epidemiology and health background interested in learning about fluid dynamics approaches relevant to disease transmission. In the spirit of the OneHealth Initiative, covers advanced topics on the health of human, animal, and plant populations. The laboratory portion of the class entails activities aimed at integrating hands-on engaged learning with the theoretical concepts discussed in the lectures and covered in problem sets.
This class has no prerequisites.
1.631 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by L. Bourouiba.
Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 1-371.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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