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TOMSK, Feb 16 – RIA Tomsk. Scientists of Tomsk State University (TSU) and their colleagues from universities of Uzbekistan are
conducting research that can be used to model the spread and death of viruses,
including COVID-19, the TSU website reported on Tuesday.
It is specified that one of the co-leaders of the
international scientific group is Svetlana Moiseyeva, professor of the TSU
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. In addition to TSU, nine
more scientists from universities of Uzbekistan are participating in the
research. The project received a grant in the amount of 3 million rubles for
the competition for fundamental projects of the Ministry of Innovative
Development of Uzbekistan.
"The results of the project can be applied, among
other things, to modeling the spread of viruses in pandemic conditions.
<...> It will be possible to predict the number of cases and calculate
options to prevent an uncontrolled increase in the incidence", – Moiseyeva
is quoted in the message.
The press service explains that the main direction of
the project is fundamental research on "the asymptotic properties of
models of branching processes with immigration, including processes that depend
on the age of particles". It adds that the research could be applied to
modeling the spread of viruses and predicting changes in population, including
in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to TSU, within the framework of the project,
joint publications in leading scientific journals, in Russian and foreign
publications are planned.