Webinar: “The role of applied math in real-time pandemic response: How basic disease models work” with Dr. Nina Fefferman
Date: 3:30 EDT Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Abstract: It’s not normally instantly obvious what mathematicians do. It’s also not normal to be able to use middle-school math to help try to save the world. Right now, things are not normal. Join us for “The role of applied math in real-time pandemic response: How basic disease models work” for a presentation about how very simple, middle-school math (and much fancier versions of the same thing) can help us fight COVID-19.
Dr. Nina Fefferman is a mathematical biologist with a long history of work on biosecurity and pandemic preparedness and response. She has consulted in this area for state and federal agencies and departments on threats including TB, Ebola, Zika virus, H1N1 2009, and many others, now including COVID-19. She is a professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Hosted by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
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