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Thursday, 27 May 2021, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Online Lecture

Maths vs. Covid-19

Professor Julia Gog OBE

Mathematics has been used as a tool to understand and control infectious disease for over a century, but Covid-19 brought along a whole epidemic of new challenges. 

In this joint lecture with the London Mathematical Society we will see some of the maths used in the fight against the pandemic, and also hear some insights into life as a mathematician assisting with policy advice during this unprecedented time.

In association with the London Mathematical Society

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Julia is the David N. Moore Fellow in Mathematics, Director of Studies in Mathematics at Queen’s College, Cambridge and Professor of Mathematical Biology in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

She is also a member of the Cambridge Immunology Network and the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre. Her research specialises in using mathematical techniques to study infectious diseases, particularly influenza.

In 2020, Professor Gog was awarded an OBE for her contributions to academia and the significant role she has played in response to COVID-19.

Image credited to Lionel D'Souza

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