cwi today



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.

news & events


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.

more news & events





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.