Lord May was an illustrious scientist, a towering figure in the British establishment, and a quintessential Aussie. His theories help explain everything from complex ecosystems to financial markets.
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo are reflected in a computer screen showing data on Canada’s COVID-19 situation during a news conference in Ottawa, on April 13, 2020.
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Policy-makers at various levels of government rely on models and simulations to make predictions about controlling the spread of COVID-19.
How do mathematical models of disease work?
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An audio version of an in depth article on why mathematical modelling is crucial to understanding pandemics like the new coronavirus.
It's based on a combination of mathematical modelling, computer simulation and historical data from other pandemics.
Currently, the number of confirmed global COVID-19 cases is doubling about every six days. At this rate, Australia's health sector will be unable to cope.
Mining is one of the industries that’s helped by mathematical modelling: models can predict ceiling collapses and keep miners safe.
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Mathematical modelling is capable of saving lives, assisting in policy and decision-making, and optimising economic growth.
Everyone will benefit from wider HPV vaccinations.
A child with autism spectrum disorder scans faces differently.
Mathematics researchers have developed a technique for detecting autism that could eventually make a diagnostic process faster and less stressful for children and families.
Dr Joseph Sempa of SACEMA presenting at the 2019 Clinic on Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data.
Applied Epidemiological Modelling has enormous potential to improve how decisions are made about public health in African countries.