Distinguished Faculty Speaker Series: Longer Life Using Math? by Boyan Dimitrov

 Will mathematical modeling help to prolong life, if we know how to compare ages?

Age is a very relative concept. There are populations whose life span is measured in hours, others in days, weeks, several years or hundreds of years.

Do we understand what is age? Can we evaluate the true age of a biological (or technical) object? Moreover, are we able to compare ages for individuals from different populations?

I have worked on this subject for at least 10 years, and I believe, I have gotten to some fruitful ideas. I am confident, there are tools which allow to measure and control the age. Life can be shortened, or prolonged by the individual. And my crazy ideas to use knowledge from Probability, Statistics, and Reliability how to compare ages for individuals from different populations, what is age and how one can read it may convince you that some possibilities to control the aging process really exist.

Not much of mathematics, more than a conceptual level,  is needed to understand the talk. Numeric and graphical illustrations will be within the course of the presentation.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome.  Lunch will be served to the first 100 people.

Robert L. Simpson, Provost


Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 12:25pm to 1:15pm
2-225 AB
Provost Robert Simpson and CETL
(810) 762-7949