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Adam Kucharski

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Rockstar Epidemiologists - with Adam Kucharski

The Numberphile Podcast

Adam Kucharski is among a number of epidemiologists who has suddenly been thrust into the limelight. We discuss his career and the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. This episode was supported by G-Research, a world-leading quantitative finance research firm, hiring the brightest minds to tackle the biggest questions in finance - learn more at gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/ Adam Kucharski's website Adam's books on Amazon, including The Rules of Contagion Some of our previous podcasts that touch on epidemiology include these ones with Kit Yates, Hannah Fry and Jennifer Rogers You can support Numberphile on Patreon like these people With thanks to MSRI

45mins

2 Feb 2021

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Adam Kucharski "Smitta: Om virus, våld, finanskriser och fake news" (2021)

Nya böcker från Norstedts Förlag

Smittsamma utbrott kan anta många former; från innovationer till gängkriminalitet. Ibland vill vi att saker ska ta fart, ibland är det livsavgörande att de stannar upp. För varje virus som hoppar från djur till människa och blir en pandemi är det miljoner som inte infekterar någon alls. Under det senaste året har vi blivit bekanta med begrepp som de flesta av oss inte tänkt särskilt mycket på förut: reproduktionstal, superspridare och flockimmunitet är några av dem. De matematiska modeller som beskriver virusets spridning påverkar myndigheternas åtgärder och har stor effekt på våra liv. Matematikern och epidemiologen Adam Kucharski har lyckats med konststycket att skriva en bladvändare utifrån dessa modeller. Forskning kring sjukdomsutbrott löper som en röd tråd i boken, men idag används samma modeller också för att förstå och förutspå smittsamma fenomen inom helt andra fält. Författaren beskriver dessa dolda lagar, han kopplar samman saker som ter sig vitt skilda och förklarar dem på nya sätt: hur finanskriser beter sig som sexuellt överförbara sjukdomar och hur metoder som användes för att utrota smittkoppor nu tas i bruk för att minska våld med skjutvapen. Han visar på mönster och logik i det som ter sig nyckfullt, enormt och ogreppbart. Smitta berättar mycket om mänskligt beteende, den moderna världen och hur vi försöker förutspå framtiden.

2mins

21 Jan 2021

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TWiV 652: The rules of contagion with Adam Kucharski

This Week in Virology

Epidemiologist Adam Kucharski joins TWiV to discuss SARS-CoV-2, including R0, incubation period, herd immunity, asymptomatic infection, superspreaders, children as drivers of pandemics, and how this one will end. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guest: Adam Kucharski Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode The Rules of Contagion (Amazon affiliate link) Overdispersion in SARS-CoV-2 transmission (Wellcome Open Res) Sorrento Therapeutics test In vitro diagnostics EUAs (FDA) Letters read on TWiV 652 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

1hr 54mins

13 Aug 2020

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TWiV 652: The rules of contagion with Adam Kucharski

This Week in Virology

Epidemiologist Adam Kucharski joins TWiV to discuss SARS-CoV-2, including R0, incubation period, herd immunity, asymptomatic infection, superspreaders, children as drivers of pandemics, and how this one will end. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guest: Adam Kucharski Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode The Rules of Contagion (Amazon affiliate link) Overdispersion in SARS-CoV-2 transmission (Wellcome Open Res) Sorrento Therapeutics test In vitro diagnostics EUAs (FDA) Letters read on TWiV 652 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

1hr 54mins

13 Aug 2020

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The Rules of Contagion with Adam Kucharski

AKQA Insight

The world is currently facing a global pandemic, unlike any seen in our lifetime. Yet organisations the world over have encountered something similar for many years. Almost irrespective of market, our largest publicly listed companies have a mortality rate on a 10-year horizon around 75%, meaning that by 2026, their average life expectancy will be just 12 years. Sam Sterling, AKQA Managing Director Greater China & Japan, spoke to mathematician Dr Adam Kucharski, Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where he works on outbreak analysis. Kucharski is a TED Senior Fellow and author of the book The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread and Why They Stop. He's also a doctor but not the medical kind, which makes him ideally placed to discuss the characteristics of a virus in structural rather than biological terms. From this AKQA Insight, we learn that the underlying principles of virality can be of benefit to businesses and that breaking into new markets and adapting to the environment maximises impact in the long term.

34mins

28 Apr 2020

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3: Adam Kucharski - The Rules of Contagion

The Bookomicast

Top epidemiologist Adam Kucharski talks to Richard Kilgarriff in this special Big Thinking episode; How contagion and ideas spread (and stop) and how numbers, timescale and social factors influence outbreaks across the world. Get a copy of Adam's book, The Rules of Contagion HERE.

24mins

7 Apr 2020

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Bonus: Adam Kucharski on what should -- and shouldn't -- worry us about the coronavirus

The TED Interview

Infectious disease expert Adam Kucharski uses mathematical models to help the world understand how diseases like Ebola and Zika spread, and how they can be controlled. Now, as the threat of COVID-19 continues to rise, he gives us a necessary perspective on its transmission, how governments have responded and what needs to change in order to end the pandemic.

1hr 8mins

12 Mar 2020

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5GQ Adam Kucharski - The Perfect Bet

Five Good Questions Podcast

Adam Kucharski is an assistant professor in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  His research uses mathematical and statistical models to understand disease outbreaks.  In 2014, he was recruited to analyze the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.  Adam earned his PhD in applied maths at the University of Cambridge. 1.  What is it about gambling that seems to attract world-class mathematicians throughout history? 2.  What mathematical techniques have been best applied successfully to gambling? 3.  What was the genesis and evolution of Monte Carlo simulation?  What are its shortcoming? 4.  Why is poker such a good challenge for artificial intelligence? 5.  In free chess, computers-plus-human hybrids are still currently getting the best of computer-only opponents.  What are the implications for other domains like gambling and investing?

20mins

30 Dec 2016

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The Perfect Bet with Adam Kucharski - Ri Science Podcast #3

Ri Science Podcast

The house always wins. Or does it? Mathematician Adam Kucharski looks at the mathematics, economics and physics of gambling.

55mins

17 Oct 2016

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Adam Kucharski, “The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling” (Basic Books, 2016)

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Adam Kucharski, who won the 2012 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, has delivered another winner in an area rife with both winners and losers. The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling (Basic Books, 2016) is a brilliant, fascinating, and sometimes slightly terrifying look at how math and science are not just conquering gambling, the algorithms that math has devised and the computerized means of implementing them are paradoxically simultaneously removing risk and creating a lot more of it. Jim Stein is an emeritus professor of mathematics at California State University, Long Beach. As has been noted, the word ’emeritus’ comes from the Latin ‘ex’ — meaning ‘out’ — and ‘meritus’ — meaning ‘ought to be’. Despite that, Jim still teaches a course a semester, either at CSULB or El Camino Community College. He is the author of L.A. Math: Romance, Crime and Mathematics in the City of Angels, Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define the Universe, The Paranormal Equation, How Math Can Save Your Life, The Right Decision, and How Math Can Save the World. He responds to any and all emails addressed to jim.stein@csulb.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-technology-and-society

52mins

31 Mar 2016

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