K.S. Swaparjith is a Fourth year Integrated Physics major from IISER, Mohali. He will be explaining why a good model is one that captures and explains existing data and is able to predict new ones with desired precision.
In this piece Timmy Shum takes us on a journey of mathematical reflecting during Covid.
Ted Chinburg gives an exposition of a basic S-I-R model of epidemics. This model illustrates stability analysis and how the concept of herd immunity arises naturally from differential equations. Some references to more advanced models are included.
Bruce Bassett is head of data science at SKA Africa, professor of Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. He is a senior researcher at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences and research astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory. He will talk about modelling the progression of COVID-19 in South Africa and factors that may influence the spread