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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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coloured https lockAn international team of cryptanalysts urges the industry today that SHA-1 internet security standard should be retracted sooner, since the cost of breaking it is significantly lower than previously thought.

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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.