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The Mathematics of Contagion | A Physicist’s Perspective on COVID-19

Paolo Giordano in conversation with Matthew Stadlen

71 mins watch time

Posted August 2020

Politics, Science

Once an overlooked possibility, today we must ask: how will the spread of viral diseases shape the future of our planet? At the outset of the pandemic, physicist Paolo Giordano sent a rallying cry to his fellow Italians, insisting that Covid-19 would require major behavioural changes on a global scale. From his home in Rome, Paolo explains the maths behind contagion and why we now have an opportunity to reshape our relationship with each other and the natural world.