For more than a year now, we have been hearing and reading the results of mathematical modeling and their prognoses for the corona crisis, which have a decisive impact on our lives, every day. What exactly are these models and simulations and how do they work? Three scientists from the Berlin Cluster of Excellence MATH + provide information on this in a panel discussion on the topic ofIschgl, Heinsberg, Berlin – Mathematics of the Pandemic. Possibilities and limits of mathematical modeling “.
Edda Klipp, Professor of Theoretical Biophysics at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Kai Nagel, Professor of Transport System Planning at the Technical University of Berlin and Christof Schütte, Professor of Biocomputing at the Free University of Berlin and President of the Zuse-Instituts, talk about their methods and the limits of what modeling can do.
They discuss different approaches to mathematical modeling and how these can help to create forecasts of pandemic dynamics and thus advise politicians on appropriate measures. This example shows how applied mathematics can support society with relevant challenges – one of the goals of the MATH + research center.