Physikalisches Kolloquium

Jan. 26, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. only via Recording of the presentation

Prof. Dr. Hans Jockers
Institut für Physik

Prof. Dr. Concettina Sfienti
Institut für Kernphysik

Inferring the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and developing strategies to mitigate it
Viola Priseman (Max-Planck-Institution , Göttingen, Germany)

How can we deal with a pandemic like COVID-19 so that neither health nor society and the economy suffer unnecessarily? We inferred the effectiveness of interventions, and developed effective containment strategies. Interestingly, we have identified a metastable state that not only stabilizes low case numbers, but also significantly reduces the necessary contact reductions and lockdowns. In this talk, we will introduce the underlying models, explore different containment strategies, and discuss recent developments.