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
Mpoyi Luboya shares his learning journey with mathematics during the pandemic. He kindly offers his experience to others to help them through this novel situation.
Ralph McDougall is a Stellenbosch University second-year Electrical Engineering student who has a keen interest in understanding and solving problems using mathematical techniques. He has developed a tool that provides a visualisation of the number of COVID-19 cases in some countries of interest. The goal was to provide an objective, condensed daily report showing the spread of the virus, which he could use for verification of trends reported in the daily media. He believes that a better understanding of virus modelling will help to reduce the spread of misinformation.
Noah Giansiracusa explains how the exploration of interdisciplinary mathematics appears particularly relevant in moments where beauty must shine through in the darkest of times