Mathematical models of the spread of infectious diseases are a big reason I have the job I have now.
Last week, the Templeton Foundation announced that Francis Collins was the 2020 winner of their annual prize recognizing contributions to the dialogue between science and the deep questions our world and ourselves.
Science is meant to be a marketplace of ideas where the best ones carry the day, regardless of where they come from. Or at least that is how it is advertised.
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, so it seems like we should touch base there. Having disrupted the exponential growth of cases (at least for now), thoughts are turning towards how to move forward.
Music has been helping us stay together even as we stay apart, from window serenades to video conference concerts.