LIVESTREAM: The rules of contagion

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 30 June

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

This event has already taken place

  • Image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

    Image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

    Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via Wikimedia Commons

Price

Suggested donation £10

Event description

Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all?

This talk will explore the hidden laws behind outbreaks that seem to be driven by randomness.

Join epidemiologist Adam Kucharski who reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion.

Register

Donate

These online events are free for everyone to access. However, donations are an extremely important source of support for us and we would be most grateful if you are able to contribute. We are a small, independent charity and receive no government funding.  Our income from ticket sales and venue hire has been significantly reduced and will continue to fall. Donations, alongside our membership subscriptions are vital to our development and survival.

Please donate via our JustGiving page. Every donation we receive makes a difference. Thank you for your support.

About the speaker

Adam Kucharski is an associate professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, working on global outbreaks such as the Ebola epidemic and the Zika virus.

He is a TED fellow and winner of the 2016 Rosalind Franklin Award Lecture and the 2012 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize.

He has written for the 'Observer', 'Financial Times', 'Scientific American', and 'New Statesman'. He is the author of 'The Perfect Bet: How Science and Maths Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling'.

Adam's latest book is 'The Rules of Contagion' is available now on Amazon and in all good bookshops.

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm.

If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 24 hours.

How to watch live

1. Register for the livestream by clicking the ‘Register now’ button above.

2. Enter your first name and email address and click ‘Register now’.

3. The registration completion page will give you your link to the live stream 'room'.  Simply click the link and bookmark the page so that you can return to it later

You should also receive a confirmation email containing your link. If not, check your spam filter and mark the email as safe so that you will receive further emails from us about this event.

Your link gives you access the WebinarJam live stream room. If the live stream hasn’t started yet, this will be a ‘waiting room’. When the live stream begins, you can submit your comments and questions via the chat forum. Keep an eye on the chat forum for further links, e.g. if you'd like to buy the speaker’s book

Don’t worry if you miss the live stream. You will receive an email with a link to access a replay video, which will be available for 24 hours after the live stream. Check your spam filter if you don't receive this email. The video will also be uploaded onto our YouTube channel.

If you have any issues with your registration, please contact us at richannel@ri.ac.uk.

Become a member

Benefit from free and better than half-price tickets, special offers and access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.

Join todayGo