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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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Radiation plan

CWI launches a research project with the Academic Medical Center (AMC) and the company Elekta Brachytherapy to improve the ICT that is used in radiotherapy for cancer patients. In the next years, researchers of these organizations will investigate the improvement of medical software and instruments that are used for internal radiation.

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Op 4 juni vond op het CWI de première plaats van de korte internetfilm “Remembering ARRA”: A pioneer in Dutch Computing”. De film is geproduceerd door Google en tot stand gekomen in samenwerking met het CWI. De film is vanaf vandaag openbaar via het Google Computing Heritage Youtube kanaal. Het historisch beeldmateriaal toont unieke beelden van het Nederlands informaticaerfgoed.