CWI research nominated for Huibregtsen Prize

Research from CWI’s research group Scientific Computing, led by mathematician Kees Oosterlee, is nominated for the Huibregtsen Prize 2013.

Publication date: 27-06-2013

Research from CWI’s research group Scientific Computing, led by mathematician Kees Oosterlee, is nominated for the Huibregtsen Prize 2013. The Huibregtsen Prize is granted for the best scientific research in the Netherlands that is remarkably innovative and has a valuable social impact. The winner will be announced on the Evening of Science & Society, 7 October, in the Ridderzaal in The Hague. Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, will award the prize –  € 25,000 and a bronze sculpture.

The jury selected seven nominees. On the research of CWI’s Scientific Computing group the jury said: “The group is developing new, universal computational algorithms based on advanced models of reality. (...) Building 3D images from medical scans a hundred times faster is a spectacular improvement. Imaging a nanoparticle in 3D using advanced image reconstruction algorithms is innovative and very clever.”

Members of the jury are: Hans Clevers (KNAW, chairman), Dorret Boomsma (VU), Dirk van Delft (Boerhaave Museum), Vincent Icke (UL), Paul Schnabel (formerly SCP), Aart van der Want (formerly Teleac) and Roderick Hageman (Verstegen & Stigter cultural projects). Other nominees are Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University), Jenny Dankelman (TU Delft), Ron Fouchier (Erasmus MC), Albert Polman (AMOLF), Alan Rowan (RUN) and Peter Sterk (NKI-AVL).

More information
http://www.cwi.nl/research-groups/Scientific-Computing