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COVID 19 - Modeling Infection Dynamics

virtual meeting | 2020


As in many countries, the explosion of COVID-19 infection causes enormous concerns. In some countries the health systems have collapsed. Most of the governments recommend social isolation as a necessary attitude to flatten the curve of infection. However, in Brazil, some politicians do not consider COVID-19 as a serious threat to the country.


In the last month, some research groups gathering physicists, biologists, physicians, epidemiologists, mathematicians and other professionals, have performed simulations describing the dynamics of virus expansion and called attention to the problem.


In order to better understand these dynamics and the basic premises of the models, the International Institute of Physics – IIP ( has planned a virtual meeting to discuss the COVID-19 spread and possible public policies which already have been implemented in other countries and which could also be of great importance to Brazil.




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Cientistas alertam para grave momento da COVID-19 no Brasil

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Date Time (UTC) Lecturers Name Lectures


April 15, 2020

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


12:30 pm - 01:10 pm

Manchun Liang

Invited speaker

Institute of Public Safety Research Tsinghua University

01:10 pm - 01:40 pm

Sebastian Goncalves

Invited speaker

Physics Institute – UFRGS

01:40 pm - 02:20 pm

Benjamin Geiger

Invited speaker

Department of Immunology, The Weizmann Institute of Science


02:20 pm - 02:50 pm

José Dias do Nascimento

Invited speaker

Department of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, UFRN

02:50 pm - 05:00 pm


05:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Askery Canabarro

Invited speaker


05:40 pm - 06:10 pm

Marcelo Ferreira da Costa Gomes

Invited speaker


06:10 pm - 06:40 pm

Tarcísio Marciano da Rocha Filho

Invited speaker

University of Brasilia


April 16, 2020

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Servio Pontes Ribeiro

Invited speaker

Federal University of Ouro Preto

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Wesley Cota

Invited speaker

Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil & University of Zaragoza, Spain

01:30 pm - 02:10 pm

Rosa Maria Crujeiras Casais

Invited speaker

University of Santiago de Compostela

02:50 pm - 03:30 pm