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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.

IMPACT4ART: the interplay between scientists, art historians, conservators and the general public

The wooden sculpture shown in the green oval is surrounded by mystery: How old is this wooden sculpture? Where and by whom was it made? Mathematics and computer science can help to …

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CWI: 75 years of pioneering research

This year, CWI is celebrating! 75 years ago, the institute opened its doors under the name Mathematisch Centrum.

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Keeping it local: interview with AI researcher Sander Bohte

Bennie Mols interviewed Sander Bohte for ACM Communications about his breakthrough in energy efficient AI.

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Noisy numbers

Although we heavily rely on computations executed by computers, many computations produce inaccurate results. What if computers are wrong?

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AI Calculates Best Treatment Plan

A computer that calculates an entire series of optimized treatment plans for prostate cancer in 30 seconds – that took some getting used to for medical specialists. Using artificial intelligence, the computer …

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Making the invisible visible

CT machines are becoming the standard tool for looking inside objects of all kinds in research and industry.

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Bringing Quantum Computers Closer to Reality

The concept of quantum computing was first proposed back in the 1980s and since then the race has been on to develop the first reliable, scalable quantum computer. Done right, this revolutionary …

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Snowflake’s co-founder Marcin Żukowski reflects on his time at CWI

“I knew it had amazing potential”, says Snowflake co-founder Marcin Żukowski, looking back on his time as a PhD researcher at CWI. In his PhD thesis, published in 2009, Żukowski described the …

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