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'How not to measure Coronavirus' is the title of the first lecture of the autumn run of the seminar Mathematical Problems of Non-Mathematicians, which will take place on Tuesday, 6 October from 17.20.

Due to the closure of universities, the seminar will be publicly streamed through its own YouTube channel, where recordings of older lectures are also available. Tomáš Fürst (Palacký University) will give a lecture on Bayesian statistics in the context of this year's coronary crisis.


Further lectures will follow at two-week intervals. The topic of the epidemic will return right at the beginning of November, where Martin Šmíd from the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR (ÚTIA) will talk about modeling the coronavirus epidemic. Equally interesting will be other planned lectures on cryptographic security from an expert from NÚKIB (National Cyber and Information Security Agency), on flight planning according to satellite data, on calculating energy prices for households or on the development of artificial intelligence for military simulations.

All details about the program and individual lectures can be found on the seminar website.

The aim of the seminar Mathematical Problems of Non-Mathematicians is to present the practical application of mathematics in various fields. The seminar is jointly prepared by the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE CTU) and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University (MFF UK). It has gained great popularity not only among students, but also among the general public, and due to great interest, it has been broadcast live to many other auditoriums in a total of 8 universities throughout the Czech Republic.


Contact person: Jan Kadeřábek