My latest column for Quanta Magazine, on vaccinations and the mathematics of herd immunity, was the subject of a recent feature on the American Mathematical Society’s website. I also answer a few questions, including one about the challenges of communicating mathematics to those who may be reluctant to listen.
“I’d say the more we can get people to tap into their inner mathematicians and inner scientists, the better. As a teacher, I’m always trying to get students to engage actively with mathematical ideas, and not just simply consume mathematical results. In some ways, I think this applies to communication and outreach, too”
You can read the full piece here.