Thousands of researchers have jumped into studying coronavirus and many want to continue: part 8 in a series on science after the pandemic. Roser Valentí typically spends her days using quantum physics to understand exotic states of matter. But last month she turned her modelling skills to a very different problem — simulating the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic. “Our normal daily things lost their importance,” says the theoretical physicist at the Goethe University Frankfurt, in Germany. “We thought: can we do something to contribute to understanding what’s going on?”

 

 

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