Godzilla, King Kong: films are actually spot on in how to defeat kaijus – mathematician – The Conversation – UK


Godzilla, King Kong: films are actually spot on in how to defeat kaijus – mathematician  The Conversation - UK

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures How do you get rid of a giant pest like Godzilla, King Kong, or any of the other assorted kaiju (Japanese for “strange beast”)? Evidence from films suggests that these monsters are highly destructive and tremendously difficult to kill. To a mathematician, however, this situation is nothing more than a predator-prey interaction problem. By accurately simulating the properties of the species we want to eradicate, we can predict the required properties of the predators we would need to create. If we look to the movies that made them famous, we find two alterna...

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