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Jeroen Hazewinkel wins prize for best presentation

At the annual meeting of the J.M. Burgers Centrum (the Research School for Fluid Dynamics) Jeroen Hazewinkel of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has been awarded the first prize for his presentation about tomographical (3D) reconstructions of internal water waves.

VIDI grant for Frank Vallentin

Frank Vallentin has been awarded an NWO VIDI grant at the end of 2009 for his research project 'Semidefinite programming and harmonic analysis: Foundations and applications'.

Improved lower bounds for chromatic number

Researcher Fernando de Oliveira Filho of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam improved the lower bounds on the chromatic number. He received his PhD degree on December 1 for his thesis 'New Bounds for Geometric Packing and Coloring via Harmonic Analysis and Optimization'.

Large STW grant for CWI research on discharges

In November, Ute Ebert (CWI) received a large STW grant for three research projects on discharges. These projects are about X-rays and gamma radiation from lightning, air purification with discharges for highway tunnels and hospitals, and environmentally friendly high voltage switches for power plants.

Mathematics helps improving biological models

Many phenomena in life sciences, economics, physics and engineering can be described with mathematical models called rational systems. PhD student Jana Nĕmcová of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam contributed to the theory of these systems in her dissertation ‘Rational Systems in Control and System Theory’.

Mathematics for Dry Feet

On September 1st Joris Bierkens joined the Center of Mathematics & Computer Science (CWI) as an assistant in the Deltares funded project 'Mathematics for Dike Height Control'.

D. Wojtczak receives Best paper award at ICALP 2009

Following the decision of the programme committee of ICALP 2009 Track B, Dominik Wojtczak (a former PhD student at University of Edinburgh, currently a postdoc at CWI) together with Michael Ummels (PhD student at RWTH Aachen) has won the Best Student ICALP Paper award of Track B for their paper titled: "The Complexity of Nash Equilibria in Simple Stochastic Multiplayer Games".

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