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How Mathematics Coupled with Experiment Revealed the Nature of HIV Infection

Wednesday, November 11, 1998 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Physics 150
Alan Perelson (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
During the last few years mathematics has had a major impact on research on AIDS. Perelson will discuss how mathematics has:

-led to insights into the events that occur within AIDS infected patients
-revealed that the virus is both replicating and being cleared at enormously rates
-revealed details about the cell populations that are infected by HIV
-raised the possibility of eradicating AIDS

Learn about the current state of AIDS research and where we stand in our fight agains this disease. The talk is aimed at a general audience. No mathematical background will be required, although some differential equations will be displayed.