Mathematical Models for COVID-19 Dynamics


Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemics in 2020 we are working together with colleagues from all over the world on mathematical models and simulations for the dynamics of the disease spread.

Colleagues in Wroclaw, Poland (Prof. Tyll Krueger and his group) initiated the MOCOS-group focussing on stochastic microstructure simulation for the spread of COVID-19.
The group in Koblenz in concentrating on deterministic models based on differential equations.

Currently we are investigating the effects of different variants on the SARS-COV-2 virus on the dynamics

The time-dependent local reproduction number for the counties in Northern Rhineland-Palatinate (graph by Silja Mohrmann)

local reproduction number for northern Rhineland-Palatinate (graph by Silja Mohrmann)

and the effect of removing contact restrictions over Christmas (graph by Moritz Schäfer)

Effect of relaxing restrictions over Christmas and subsequent lockdown. (graph by Moritz Schäfer)




  • ECMI Mathematics of the COVID-19 crisis: IN THE EYE OF THE STORM, webinar 29.04.2020 -> youtube
  • Workshop on Epidemic Modeling, webinar 08.-10.06.2020 Mumbai India
  • Focusing on Mathematical Models & Analysis on COVID-19 Crisis, webinar 17.06.2020 -> youtube
  • Modelling in Epidemiology: Challenges in Existing Data, webinar 22.09.2020
  • Models and Simulations for COVID-19 in Germany, African Math Seminar 10.03.2021 -> youtube
  • Media coverage Süddeutsche Zeitung (17.03.2020, 28.03.2020) DIE ZEIT (21.03.2020) Rhein-Zeitung (25.03.2020, 22.04.2020, 23.11.2020) Rheinpfalz (24.03.2020, 22.04.2020, 10.12.2020)  SWR-Rundfunk (various), SWR-Fernsehen (10.12.2020) Mittelrhein-TV (youtube link) and othersötz&editor=1&year=1&cache=0


  • M.Sc. Thesis Mostafa Nikouei, University Koblenz, September 2020
  • M.Sc. Thesis Samuel Uram, University Koblenz, November 2020
  • M.Sc. Thesis Sungwoo Jung, in progress
  • M.Sc. Thesis Silja Mohrmann, in progress

Förderungen & Partnerschaften

Dr. Wolfgang Bock (TU KL)
Dr. habil. Jan Pablo Burgard (U Trier)
Dr. Naleen Ganegoda (Sri Lanka)
Prof. Edy Soewono (ITB Bandung)