Dijkstra Fellowship Soirée 2019

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica organizes a festive Soirée (invitation only) on the evening of 21 November 2019.
  • What English Not a Seminar
  • When 21-11-2019 from 19:00 to 22:30 (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC100)
  • Where Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam
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Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica organizes a festive Soirée (invitation only) on the evening of 21 November 2019. The event will be held at the Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam.

On this evening we will celebrate the first granting of the Dijkstra Fellowships. These fellowships are introduced by CWI to honor scientists for his groundbreaking work related to CWI’s research themes. The Dijkstra Fellowships are named in honor of the eminent mathematician and computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra, who developed groundbreaking work at CWI, such as his shortest path algorithm.

The Dijkstra Fellowships will be awarded to David Chaum and Guido van Rossum. Both researchers will receive the fellowship award for their exceptional contribution to mathematics and computer science and will give a lecture on their research topic.
Program
19.00 - 19.30 doors open
19.30 - 19.40 Welcome by Lynda Hardman
19.40 - 19.50 Jos Baeten about Dijkstra Fellowship award
19.50 - 20.15 Tribute to Edsger Dijkstra by Krzysztof Apt
20.15 - 20.45 intermezzo
20.45 - 21.00 Laudatio by Dick Bulterman & fellowship winner Guido van Rossum
21.00 - 21.15 Laudatio by Ronald Cramer & fellowship winner David Chaum
21.15 - 22.30 drinks

The Soirée serves as the midpoint of the annual CWI Lectures, which will be held on 21 and 22 November 2019. During the CWI Lectures Chaum and Van Rossum will discuss their work and views on future developments. Also, other key players in Chaum’s and Van Rossum’s areas of expertise will present recent advances. The event will be held at the Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre. For more information, please visit www.cwi.nl/lectures.