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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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Jos Baeten

Jos Baeten has been appointed professor of Theory of Computing at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. It is a part-time appointment that Baeten will combine with his directorship of CWI.

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The switch to renewable energy has major consequences for our future energy system. Researchers from the Intelligent Systems group of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica address the technological requirements for the transition to a sustainable European energy market.