The Webinar on The Mathematics of Sleep took place on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 from 12 pm until 1 pm, with Alicia Prieto Langarica, Professor of Mathematics at Youngstown State University in the United States, as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
The invited speaker started the virtual event by explaining what sleep is and why it is so important to sleep. Alicia Prieto Langarica then described what thermoregulation is and how the exterior temperature affects the structure, the quality and the quantity of sleep. The speaker also shared the math model that simulates sleep, which is consistent with experimental data and presents a strong relationship between thermoregulation and the dynamics of sleep.