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Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands. We conduct pioneering research in these fields and transfer our results to society.


To give focus to our efforts, we concentrate on five broad, societally-relevant themes:

Mathematics and computer science research are the invisible driving forces behind innovation. CWI contributes by:

The institute also plays a central role in several (inter)national programs and organizations.

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 Vortices simulation

Predicting the future climate is a grand mathematical challenge. Our climate is a chaotic dynamical system in which minor disturbances can have a major impact in the longterm. Researcher Keith Myerscough of CWI has developed new simulation methods to improve the accuracy of such long term predictions.

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It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague Jeroen Witteveen, researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam. Jeroen chose to end his life shortly before his 35th birthday.


Jeroen was a tenure track researcher in the Scientific Computing group since 2013. His research was characterised by a blend of modern, pioneering mathematics inspired by important social issues. As such, Jeroen was a worthy ambassador of CWI’s mission.