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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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Free impression of quantum entanglement research
Entanglement – a quantum mechanical correlation between particles that can exist even over long distances – might be used for future ways of communication.

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In the week of 2 November, CWI celebrates the 100th anniversary of computer pioneer Aad van Wijngaarden (1916-1987) with the following festivities: