The COVID-19 pandemic is currently generating considerable activity among applied and industrial mathematicians across Europe.The mathematics of modelling, simulation, and optimisation in all its various forms has experienced an unusual level of attention from authorities and from the media. In recent weeks, separate teams of researchers in countries across Europe (and elsewhere) have been busy with the urgent task of providing a rigorous basis for difficult political decisions.

To aid exchange of ideas and preliminary results, to stimulate discussion, and to foster international collaboration, the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) organised a web seminar on April 29, 2020 with experts from different countries, who outline their approaches in short presentations.

Rosa M. Crujeiras Casais, University of Santiago de Compostela

A cooperative experience for understanding COVID-19

Thomas Götz, University of Koblenz

Microstructure-Simulation for Covid-19 in Germany (0:34:00)

Uffe Høgsbro Thygesen, Technical University of Denmark

Modelling the COVID-19 outbreak in Denmark (1:08:00)

Rinaldo M. Colombo, University of Brescia

A NonLocal Epidemic Model with Age Structure, Space Dependence and Quarantine (1:36:00)

Swapnil Mishra, Imperial College, London

Estimating the number of infections and the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 (2:08:00)

Host: Katerina Kaouri, Cardiff University

Moderators: Poul Hjorth, Technical University of Denmark & Miguel Bustamante, University College Dublin