Popular Maths Talk: Using Maths in the Fight Against Covid-19 with Katie Severn
From James Walton
Over the past year we have seen many predictions about how Covid-19 will affect us. Some of these theories have been based on pure speculation whilst others involve significant mathematical modelling. Are you curious about how these modelled predictions can be used? During this lecture you will discover some of the approaches that have been taken to model the pandemic.
You’ll learn why our ability to mathematically model epidemics is so critical for today and for future generations. There will be plenty of opportunities to test your knowledge with several scenarios to think about too. You will also find out how you can learn more about mathematical modelling at the University of Nottingham as part of a maths degree.
Speaker: Dr Katie Severn (https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/people/katie.severn)
Katie Severn is an assistant professor in statistics at the University of Nottingham. She currently teaches the module Statistical Machine Learning, and some of her research focuses on using statistics to improve women's rights and health in Tanzania. She is also very active in championing EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) within the University and particularly within maths.