The Royal Dutch Mathematical Society KWG has nominated Cor Baayen as an honorary member. Baayen was scientific director of CWI from 1980 to 1994. He joined the institute in 1959 as a researcher of the department of Pure Mathematics. In 1965 he became leader of this department.
As scientific director, Baayen convinced the government to include CWI in the INSP program that stimulated Dutch computer science research. He initiated or stimulated several new research areas including cryptography, computer algebra and performance analysis. Baayen was the first president of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics ERCIM and played an important role in its foundation.
Also nominated are Jack van Lint and Hans de Rijk, who is better known as Bruno Ernst. De Rijk is the founder of Pythagoras, a mathematics magazine aimed at young people. Pythagoras is sponsored by CWI. Van Lint worked as an advisor to CWI's Pure Mathematics department. Together with Andries Brouwer and Lex Schrijver he was instrumental in setting up a research program in discrete mathematics.
More information can be found on KWG's homepage