Tanth Math Colloquium BCAM - UPV/EHU

Date: Wed, Apr 21 2021

Hour: 12:00

Location: Online

Speakers: Nicola Bellomo is currently Distinguished Professor of the University of Granada (Spain). His research interests lie in mathematical kinetic theory, non- linear partial differential equations; Modeling vehicular traffic crowds and swarms; Modeling social dynamics, Mathematical theory of living systems. He has published about 150 research papers and four books: "Mathematical Topics in Nonlinear Kinetic Theory"; "Modelling Mathematical Methods and Scientific Computation"; "Modeling Complex Living Systems- Kinetic Theory and Stochastic Game Approach", and "A Quest Towards a Mathematical Theory of Living Systems".
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We are glad to announce that the 9th Math Colloquium BCAM-UPV/EHU will take place on Wednesday, April 21st, at 12:00 pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the talk will be streamed online and users will be welcome to join using the video conferencing tool Bb Collaborate.

Nicola Bellomo: Modeling Pandemics of Mutating Virus in a Globally Connected World: A multi-scale active particles approach
This lecture focuses on a multidisciplinary approach modelling of a pandemic initiated by an aggressive virus, specifically the so-called SARS-CoV-2 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, corona virus n.2. The study is developed within a multiscale framework accounting for the interaction of different spatial scales, from the small scale of the virus itself and cells, to the large scale of individuals and further up to the collective behaviour of populations. An interdisciplinary vision is developed thanks to the contributions of epidemiologists, immunologists and economists as well as those of mathematical modelers. The mathematical framework is that of the mathematical theory of active particles. 
The first part of the lecture is devoted to understanding the complex features of the system and to the design of a modeling rationale. The modeling approach is subsequently treated by showing both how the virus propagates into infected individuals, successfully and not successfully recovered, and also the spatial patterns, which are subsequently studied by kinetic and lattice models. Finally, a critical analysis is proposed looking ahead to research perspectives. 


University of Granada

Confirmed speakers:

Nicola Bellomo