Soiree 65 year Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

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Soiree 65 jaar Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

In 2011 Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica CWI is celebrating its 65th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone CWI hosts a festive evening on Thursday 10 February.

At this occasion two researchers will be awarded the 'Van Wijngaarden Award' for their exceptional contribution to mathematics and computer science:

Éva Tardos and John Butcher


The CWI governing board and the management cordially invite you to attend this soiree.

Location: Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam (map)
You are most welcome as from 19:15 hrs

20:00WelcomeJan Karel Lenstra
20:10LaudatioLeen Stougie
20:15The Price of AnarchyÉva Tardos
20:45IntermezzoTilman Andris
21:05LaudatioArjen Doelman
21:10Numerical Analysis in PicturesJohn Butcher
21:40Presentation 'Van Wijngaarden Award'Peter van Laarhoven


We are looking forward to meet you on 10 February.

Registration is required via


  • Prof. dr. ir. Adriaan van Wijngaarden (1916 - 1987) was one of the founding fathers of Computer Science in the Netherlands. From 1961 until 1980 he was director of the Mathematisch Centrum.
  • Prof. dr. Leen Stougie is professor Operations Research at the VU University Amsterdam.
  • Prof. dr. Éva Tardos is professor Computer Science at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
  • Prof. dr. Jan Karel Lenstra is general director of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and professor Combinatorial Optimization at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
  • Prof. dr. Arjen Doelman is professor of Applied Analysis at the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University, and director of the Lorentz Center.
  • Prof. dr. John C. Butcher is Honorary Research Professor at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Dr. Peter J.M. van Laarhoven is chairman of the governing board of CWI and director Strategy and Airport Development of Schiphol Group. 
  • Tilman Andris is philosopher and already 20 years a professional conjurer.