Mathematical Biology Seminar

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14:50-16:20   Room #128 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Nicolas Bacaer (Insitut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD))
The stochastic SIS epidemic model in a periodic environment (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
In the stochastic SIS epidemic model with a contact rate a,
a recovery rate bT is such that (log T)/N converges to c=b/a-1-log(b/a) as N grows to
infinity. We consider the more realistic case where the contact rate
a(t) is a periodic function whose average is bigger than b. Then (log
T)/N converges to a new limit C, which is linked to a time-periodic
Hamilton-Jacobi equation. When a(t) is a cosine function with small
amplitude or high (resp. low) frequency, approximate formulas for C
can be obtained analytically following the method used in [Assaf et
al. (2008) Population extinction in a time-modulated environment. Phys
Rev E 78, 041123]. These results are illustrated by numerical