Francesco Sannino, PhD
Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Italy
Director of the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics
Chair and founder of the Danish IAS, Univ. of Southern Denmark
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Federico II University, Napoli, Italy
The COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the world with an immense toll in terms of human lives and devastating economic impact. I will show how to use powerful theoretical physics methods stemming from the description of fundamental phenomena such as Higgs physics with applications even to string theory to unveil the pandemic dynamics and timing. We will also see how to quantify the impact of Health Passes and the impact of vaccinations on reducing health care stress. I will also show that by marrying big data, genetics and theoretical physics we can advance our understanding of infectious disease dynamics and spreading. Our framework can be employed by governments, health care prevention services, financial markets and the industries to efficiently time, prepare and implement local and global measures.