This morning I had an article entitled The Mysterious Equilibrium of Zombies in the Boston Globe Ideas section about applied math in movies. I mentioned a number of movies, math and articles. For those who are interested in more details, here are some references, film clips and stills:

**Casino Royale and Fractals**

- The fractal it looks like is called the Mandelbrot Set

**Harry Potter and The Millennium Bridge**

- Trailer 3a for the film shows a brief scene of the destruction of the bridge near the end of the trailer
- Paper by Steve Strogatz and colleagues on the Millennium Bridge
- Paper by John Macdonald on the Millennium Bridge

**The Dark Knight and Game Theory**

- The Scene with the ferries (embedding disabled)
- The Prisoner’s Dilemma
- An analysis of the game theory involved in this scene

**Zombie Epidemiology**

- The original article on zombie epidemiology
- Wired News article about the paper
- A careful and fun examination of zombie movies

**Six Degrees of Separation**

**Balance Theory**