The mathematics behind COVID-19

30 March 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) Mathematicians Associate Professor Alex James and Professor Michael Plank (pictured), and UC BSc Hons graduate Nic Steyn are part of a research team that has been working on building SEIR-type models for Covid-19 for several weeks; one of several groups providing statistical modelling of Covid-19 for the government.

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Read the Spinoff article here, the Otago Daily Times article here, and a detailed summary of their work here

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