【EVENT】The 1st School of Science Café 2021 ~Online~
This online event will be held entirely in English and is open to students worldwide. We hope to see you there!
Date and Time
- Sunday, February 7, 2021
- 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM JST
- Online (Zoom)
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Unlocking the secrets of the Universe — by observing tiny, elusive neutrinos (Masashi Yokoyama)
Mathematical Modeling Approach to Infectious Diseases (Jun Ohashi)
Masashi Yokoyama, Professor,
Department of Physics
What is the world made of? The goal of particle physics is to provide the answer to this profound question. For more than a century, physicists have advanced our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of matter. Neutrinos are among the most abundant and least understood of all elementary particles that make up the Universe, and are thought to hold the keys to unlocking the mysteries of the Universe.
The University of Tokyo has been leading the field of neutrino physics for decades. The Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002 and 2015 were respectively awarded to the discoveries made using Kamiokande and its successor, Super-Kamiokande, both of which are research facilities hosted by the University of Tokyo. The construction of the third generation facility, Hyper-Kamiokande, started in 2020.
In this lecture, I will talk about what we have learned from neutrinos and what we can expect in the future.
Jun Ohashi, Associate Professor,
Department of Biological Sciences
Mathematical modeling deals with various phenomena using mathematical equations. In the field of biology, it is very useful for understanding biological phenomena, from the behavior of molecules to the evolution of species. In this lecture, I would like to introduce the SIR (Susceptible Infected Recovered) model of infectious diseases, taking the case of a new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) as an example. In the SIR model, the populations of S, I, and R compartments are given as variables of time, and the changes in population size are described using the simultaneous ordinary differential equations.
I hope that, through this lecture, you will not only learn the basic theory of mathematical modeling of infectious disease dynamics, but also discover effective measures against COVID-19 by developing the model.
○ High school students
○ Undergraduate students
Registration period: December 11, 2020 to January 20, 2021
This event has reached registration capacity. Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
Our Gift to You
Students living in Japan who register for the event will receive a small gift in the mail. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer this gift to participants living outside of Japan due to the pandemic. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
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