Amphi Pour Tous - The model in physics: epidemic and energy

November 22, 2022 18:00 - November 22, 2022 19:00

The conference "The model in physics: epidemic and energy", presented by Laurent GALLOT, CNRS researcher at the Annecy Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (LAPTH), UFR Sciences et Montagne, will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 6 pm at the Presidency of theuniversité Savoie Mont Blanc, 27 rue Marcoz, 73000 Chambéry

It will also be held :

  • Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm in Annecy
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm in Archamps

The conferences will take place subject to the health conditions related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and in compliance with the safety instructions in force in the venue hosting the event.


The Covid 19 pandemic has shown the importance of epidemiological models, simplified mathematical representations of the real phenomenon. How is a scientific model developed? How much can we trust it? These questions are illustrated by the simplest of epidemiological models, the SIR model (Sain Infecté Remis), used to think rationally about the pandemic episode and to thwart false information. Incidentally, the same model also describes the extraction of a non-renewable resource and gives perspectives on the energy future of our society.