Math Awareness Month - April 2004

The Mathematics of Networks

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From the poster for Mathematics Awareness Month April, 2004:


HIV risk network, from the poster for Mathematics Awareness Month April 2004


A social network of sexual contacts, redrawn from the HIV data of J. J. Potterat et al, "Risk network Structure in the early epidemic phase of HIV transmission in Colorado Springs," Sexually Transmitted Infections, 78 (2002). Pp. i159-i163.

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Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics to recognize the importance of mathematics through written materials and an accompanying poster that highlight mathematical developments and applications in a particular area.