Scientific Computing group nominated for Huibregtsen Prize

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.

Publication date: 16-07-2013

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. 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).

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Image: Gold nanoparticle in 3D, created by using the group's advanced image reconstruction algorithms