2014 News

CWI joins two large-scale energy projects

Researchers of CWI will participate in the projects ‘Smart Energy Systems in the Built Environment’ and ‘Excellence in Uncertainty Reduction of Offshore Wind Systems (EUROS)’ of the STW Perspective research programmes that were recently awarded.

Stieltjes Prize 2013 for Benjamin Sanderse

Benjamin Sanderse, former PhD Student of CWI, has been awarded the Stieltjes Prize 2013, the prize for the best PhD thesis in mathematics in the Netherlands in 2013. In March 2013 Sanderse defended his thesis 'Energy-conserving discretization methods for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations' at Eindhoven University of Technology under the supervision of Prof. dr. ir. Barry Koren.

CWI and Xinhuanet sign cooperation agreement

CWI and Chinese online news provider Xinhuanet signed a cooperation agreement to develop a user experience research program. Jos Baeten (director CWI) and Tian Shubin (Xinhuanet CEO) signed the agreement last week at the China Holland Business Summit 2014 in Beijing.

CWI researchers on Utility Week Amsterdam

Researchers from the Intelligent Systems group of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam, and SENSE Lab of TU Berlin join forces on the European Utility Week, the leading knowledge and innovation event for the smart energy industry in Amsterdam, from 4 – 6 November 2014.

Honorary mention for Linked TV News

At the Ibero American Biennial of Design (BID) in Madrid, researchers Lilia Perez and Michiel Hildebrand from the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, have been awarded a honorary mention in the category Digital Design for the concept and interaction design of Linked TV News.

Creation of antimatter from lightning simulated for the first time

In severe thunderstorms electric fields can become so high, that high energy radiation – such as X-rays and gamma rays - can be generated. Even antimatter can be formed. The highly complex interactions between high electric fields and particles in thunderstorms were not well modelled yet. Christoph Köhn, PhD student from research centre Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, modelled and simulated these processes in a new way.

Computer simulations show mechanisms behind vascular development

The vascular system continuously forms new capillaries throughout the life of an organism. This is necessary for growth and healing. The same process is also involved in various pathological processes, such as tumour growth and eye diseases. Computational biologist Margriet Palm of CWI used simulated experiments to investigate vascular development.

Successful LinkedTV demo at IBC2014

The EU LinkedTV project, in which CWI is participating, had a successful presentation on the future of television in its booth during the large IBC2014 conference in the RAI, from 11-16 September 2014. Over 55,000 people attended the meeting and the exhibition.

Invited lecture Monique Laurent at ICM 2014

Monique Laurent will give an invited lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2014 on Wednesday 20 August in Seoul, Korea. It is a great honour to speak at ICM, the most important conference for mathematicians in the world, with thousands of participants and the award of the Fields Medals.

Bert Gerards on Solving Rota’s Conjecture in AMS Notices

Bert Gerards (CWI), Jim Geelen (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Geoff Whittle (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) have published an article on Solving Rota’s Conjecture in the August issue of AMS Notices. The authors recently announced that they solved Rota's Conjecture after 15 years of work.

W3C Benelux welcomes Logius as W3C Member

The W3C Benelux Office hosted at CWI welcomes Logius as a new W3C Member. As the first government organization in the Benelux countries, Logius joins the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on 1 July 2014. W3C is is an international community, aimed at the development of Web standards.

International innovation award to Martin Kersten

Martin Kersten,  Research fellow at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)  is awarded the 2014 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award, the most prestigious prize for researchers who have made innovative and significant contributions to database systems and databases.

Towards a European Smart Energy System

In the European vision document “Towards a European Smart Energy System”, researchers Han La Poutré and Felix Claessen from the research group Intelligent Systems at the Centrum Wiskunde & Infor