CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones will join campus experts to discuss modeling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois – at the state and campus levels – during an event Thursday.
The hourlong discussion begins at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 6 and is a live-streamed event open to the public.
The featured experts are Nigel Goldenfeld, a professor of physics, and Sergei Maslov, a professor of bioengineering and physics. Goldenfeld and Maslov are part of a team of scientists who have worked to create and analyze multiple COVID-19 pandemic models for the state of Illinois.
The discussion will address a variety of issues, including the importance of modeling, how the models are updated, how these models influence the design of the on-campus COVID-19 testing program, how the university’s testing program differs from other communities and campuses, and how the university is using these models for decision-making.
This moderated event is the eighth installment of the U. of I.’s COVID-19 Briefing Series.