Epidemic modelling for physicists
With Prof Graeme Ackland.
The ongoing coronavirus has brought computer modelling to the forefront of public consciousness. The Royal Society, led by School of Physics and Astronomy's former Professor of Natural Philosophy Prof Mike Cates, set up an initiative where many scientists volunteered to assist with modelling teams and reviewing the tsunami of preprints as they appear. In this talk, Prof Graeme Ackland will explain how epidemic modelling works and how that approach looks to a physicist. He will also share some insights about how science actually works in a crisis.
The Royal Society - Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP)
Event will be live, live-streamed and recorded.
Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..