Science, Mathematics and Vampires

 Histoire des vampires et des spectres malfaisans avec un examen du vampirisme, 1820

A surprisingly large number of academic studies—as in, more than one—have applied mathematical modeling to the concept of human-vampire co-existence. Using the depiction of bloodsuckers in various forms of media, from Bram Stoker's Dracula to True Blood, these papers look at whether Earth's vampire population would inevitably annihilate humanity, and, if so, how long it would take.

This article of Atlas Obscura presents an interesting history of mathematics dealing with the transylvanian problem of renewable resources. Great lecture!

Atlas Obscura: HERE'S HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE FOR VAMPIRES TO ANNIHILATE HUMANITY

Image: « Les vampires » par Berthe — Google libros: http://books.google.com.co/books?id=h48BAAAAYAAJ. Sous licence Domaine public via Wikimedia Commons.