CWI Fellow Lex Schrijver has received a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This grant is awarded to excellent researchers for ground-breaking research, and consists of 2.5 million euro. The ERC Advanced Grant is part of 7th European Framework Programme (FP7) and allows exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains. The grant targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right. Schrijver, professor of Discrete Mathematics and Optimization at the UvA, receives the grant for his research project 'Applying Fundamental Mathematics in Discrete Mathematics, Optimization, and Algorithmics'.
Schrijver has been associated with CWI for a long time. From 1973 to 1979 he started working at CWI, which was at the time called Mathematisch Centrum. Then he became a professor in Tilburg. From 1989 he has worked for CWI and in 1990 he was also appointed part-time full professor at the University of Amsterdam. He became a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and of three academies abroad. Schrijver published more than 120 articles and wrote several books, which have now become standard works. After his retirement at CWI in May 2013, Schrijver remains affiliated to CWI as a CWI Fellow.
Source: Press release UvA