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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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Illustration of the brain

Scientists understand how neurons, the smallest computational units of the brain, behave during tasks, but how brains learn to make efficient choices is unknown, in particular when the brain’s working memory is involved.

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Math puzzles at CWI Open Day 2014
CWI is onderdeel van de Amsterdam Science Park Open Dag tijdens het Weekend van de Wetenschap. Op zaterdag 3 oktober 2015 is het gebouw geopend van 12.00 - 17.00 voor alle belangstellenden.