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NWO hangs out rainbow flag during Coming Out day

On 11 October, Coming Out day is celebrated. NWO/NWO-I celebrates this day by hanging out the rainbow flag. Léon Ouwerkerk, P&O advisor at CWI and LGBTI+ coordinator for the entire of NWO and NWO-I, has written a personal column about Coming Out day. (also in Dutch)

Ute Ebert elected as AGU Fellow

The American Geophysical Union announced that Ute Ebert (CWI and TU/e) was elected as an AGU Fellow for crucial theoretical, numerical and experimental insights on lightning and related sciences.

Shaping the technologies that impact our democracy

Misinformation is just one of many problems we face with the rise of artificial intelligence. Technology is impacting our democracy in an unprecedented way. That is why CWI, the university of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences started the AI, Media & Democracy Lab.

CWI Fellow co-edits book about Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

In July 2022, the book 'Edsger Wybe Dijkstra: His Life, Work, and Legacy', edited by CWI Fellow Krzysztof Apt and Tony Hoare, was published. From '52-'62, Turing Award winner Dijkstra worked at CWI (then MC), where he designed a.o. the shortest path algorithm used in all navigation systems.

In Memoriam Martin Kersten

Sadly, Prof. Dr. M.L. (Martin) Kersten (1953-2022), fellow of CWI and emeritus professor of computer science at the University of Amsterdam, passed away on 6 July 2022

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