Researchers in Japan have found similarities between nuclear reactions and the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images Researchers in Japan have found similarities between nuclear reactions and the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images
Researchers in Japan have found similarities between nuclear reactions and the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images

Coronavirus: what can nuclear physics tell us about stopping the pandemic?

  • Japanese nuclear physicists say that limiting the spread of the virus could be similar to controlling a thermonuclear reaction
  • Models of chain reactions suggest ways authorities can let most people get on with their life without a vaccine

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Researchers in Japan have found similarities between nuclear reactions and the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images Researchers in Japan have found similarities between nuclear reactions and the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images
Researchers in Japan have found similarities between nuclear reactions and the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images
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