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[00765] V-KEMS: Tackling industrial and COVID problems via virtual study groups

  • Session Time & Room : 3C (Aug.23, 13:20-15:00) @D501
  • Type : Industrial Contributed Talk
  • Abstract : During the pandemic a group of UK mathematicians formed the Virtual Forum for Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences (V-KEMS). This ran many online virtual study groups (VSGs), using mathematics to tackle urgent societal challenges. These varied from keeping shops, workplaces, and universities safe, to advising the transport, healthcare, and leisure industries. VSGs were so effective that they informed government policy. My talk will describe how VSGs work, and plans for their future development.
  • Classification : 90-10, 35Mxx, 34Fxx
  • Format : Talk at Waseda University
  • Author(s) :
    • Chris Budd (University of Bath)