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The APS COVID Research and Resources Group (CRRG) is pleased to invite you to the next APS COVID webinar. The main goal of the APS COVID webinars is to present the latest COVID-related research by world's experts and introduce research challenges that could be addressed by physicists and related scientists. We also invite you to attend future APS COVID webinars (see partial list on this website) and actively participate in other CRRG activities. For more information on how to join CRRG, please see below.

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Webinar: Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and how to protect ourselves: What we know now

December 2nd, 2020
12 Noon ET

Speaker: Jose Jimenez, University of Colorado, Boulder
Moderator: Adriaan Bax, National Institutes of Health

Abstract: I will review the importance of aerosols for disease transmission, a topic in which I have been working with many of the world leaders since March 2020. I will summarize the reasons why many other scientists and I think that COVID-19 transmission is driven by aerosols, with a smaller fraction of surface transmission, and with a minor contribution of ballistic “WHO” droplets (only important when coughing and sneezing). I will explain the roots of the WHO’s extreme resistance to aerosol transmission, which are rooted in a century of denial of the role of aerosols in disease transmission. I will present some ideas about how to protect ourselves better from COVID-19 in the coming months and from other respiratory diseases in the future.

Jose Jimenez

Jose Jimenez, CU, Boulder

Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and how to protect ourselves: What we know now
December 2nd, 2020
12 noon ET

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Bio: Jose-Luis Jimenez is a Professor of Chemistry and a Fellow of CIRES at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT. His research group focuses on advanced real-time aerosol measurements and their application to aircraft and laboratory studies, and on mathematical modeling. He is a Highly Cited Researcher, and a Fellow of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

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Understanding and harnessing the immune system for better vaccines: a crossroad of physics and biology
Date: November 18th, 2020, at 12 Noon ET
Speaker: Arup Chakraborty, MIT
Moderator: Mehran Kardar, MIT

What we know and don’t know about the role of droplets and aerosol in transmission of SARS-CoV-2
Date: October 21st, 2020, at 12 Noon ET
Speaker: Adriaan Bax, NIH
Moderator: Jose L. Jimenez, University of Colorado Boulder
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What we know and don’t know about SARS-CoV-2: origins and evolution
Date: October 7th, 2020 at 12 Noon ET
Speaker: Raul Rabadan
Moderator: Hossein Khiabanian
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Epidemiology of COVID-19: Implications for Control
Date: September 23, 2020 at noon ET
Speaker: Marc Lipsitch
Moderator: Thomas Bortfeld
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