Math vs. COVID-19
Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life across the globe. What does a biological phenomenon have to do with math? Quite a lot, as it turns out. One uniquely devastating characteristic of COVID-19 is that it transmits before symptoms appear. To fight this, the concept of “contact tracing" has become part of common conversation, as a standard method of fighting contagious disease. Mathematically, this is based on graph theory and probability. Join Carnegie Mellon math professor Po-Shen Loh, creator of NOVID (a COVID-19 app capable of measuring distance with sub-meter accuracy), as he introduces ideas from these branches of math and discusses COVID-19 through a mathematical lens.
This online event is appropriate for adults and students in middle school and older.
Po-Shen Loh is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, founder of the free personalized learning platform expii.com, and the national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team.
This is a live-streamed event. Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.
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