CWI publishes on a regular basis news item about our research, education and the social impact of this research. In addition to news items, we publish more extensive stories about high-profile research or about CWI tackling social issues.
Pablo Cesar: The Outlook for Virtual Meetups
When Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica celebrated its 75th anniversary online due to a lockdown earlier this year, two colleagues immersed in a virtual world, did cut a virtual birthday cake together. Fortunately, …
Coming Out Day 2021 - Pleading for pronouns
At the celebration of the Coming Out Day 2021 on 11 October LGBTI+ coordinator Léon Ouwerkerk (CWI) wrote a personal column, pleading for mentioning pronouns when you introduce yourself.
Hurray! A new national supercomputer: Snellius
On Thursday 16 September 2021, Queen Máxima performed the official opening of the new national supercomputer Snellius. CWI researchers have been computing on the national supercomputer since 1984: from testing security keys …
How CWI researchers helped fight the corona crisis
During more than a year and a half of the coronacrisis, CWI researchers worked on epidemiological models, apps for contact tracing, statistical methods for drug trials and vaccination strategy.
QuSoft is the Dutch research center for the development of software and technology for future quantum computers. It is a collaboration between CWI and the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Have a computer negotiate for you
In complex negotiations – from the sale of a house to the formation of a coalition – it is often impossible for people to oversee all aspects. CWI’s senior researcher Tim Baarslag …
Together with universities we tackle major societal challenges.
CWI considers it important to link its own scientific research to education and training at universities. Currently, more than thirty CWI researchers hold part-time appointments at nine Dutch universities.
Europe needs strong software research
“Software is eating the world.” Like oxygen is an essential element for all life forms, software is the invisible yet crucial fabric of our society. Researchers from Finland, France and the Netherlands …