What do the undead and that coughing dude next to you on the airplane have in common? That guy with the flu will probably not lean over and bite you on the neck, but they are both carriers of a potentially deadly disease. Join us as we explore popular zombie movies such as World War Z, The Walking Dead, and 28 Days Later, digging into what they got right, what they got wrong, and how they might help us prepare for a real-life global pandemic.
Becky Nevin is a graduate student in the Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences Department at CU Boulder. When she's not learning about supermassive black holes and galaxies, she's busy skiing, hiking, or playing ultimate frisbee. She is also passionate about advocating for diversity and equity in astronomy and teaching scientists how to talk to non-scientists.