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Mathematical tools reconstruct ancient genetic code

The genetic code of the last universal common ancestor of all present life on earth, appears to be surprisingly advanced. In his PhD thesis, Peter van der Gulik provides mathematical tools to reconstruct this genetic code. He also proposes a new parameter to characterize the genetic code that provides information about the production of amino acids.

National Agenda on Quantum Technology released

The Dutch National Agenda on Quantum Technology is presented to State Secretary Mona Keijzer this afternoon by physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf. The Agenda provides propositions to further develop the Netherlands as an international centre for quantum technology.

ABN AMRO and QuSoft join hands to explore the power of quantum software

ABN AMRO and QuSoft are joining forces to explore the opportunities offered by quantum software and quantum computers. Operating under the name DisQover, the partnership will reveal what issues in the financial sector could be better solved using quantum computers. The partnership was announced at the Quantum Tech conference in Boston.

Grant for CWI to improve Next Generation Internet

NLnet Foundation awarded CWI with a grant to develop a replacement for a decades-old application programming technique for communication on the internet. This might result in an alternative to deep packet inspection for network operators that better protects privacy for users.

Humies Silver award for Peter Bosman and colleagues

CWI researchers Peter Bosman and Hoang Luong, along with colleagues from Amsterdam UMC, have been awarded the Humies Silver award at the GECCO 2019 conference, for their efforts in the automated generation of treatment plans for prostate cancer using brachytherapy.

Three Veni grants for CWI researchers

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to Georgios Amanatidis, Marleen Balvert and Christian Majenz. The grant provides them with the opportunity to further elaborate their research ideas during a period of three years.

Two CWI scientists receive JCF Young Researcher Award

CWI scientists Dr. Anastasia Borovykh and Dr. Beatriz Salvador have received the JCF Young Researcher Award, granted by the Journal of Computational Finance. Both researchers were awarded for their outstanding work, which they presented during the International Conference on Computational Finance.

CWI part of NWA CORTEX consortium

The National Science Agenda has awarded a 5 million euro grant to CORTEX – the Center for Optimal, Real-Time Machine Studies of the Explosive Universe. Self-learning machines will hunt for explosions in the universe and speed up innovations in industry and society.

In Memoriam Piet Hemker

With sadness we announce that CWI Fellow and former CWI researcher Piet Hemker passed away on 27 May. Hemker had been working at CWI from 1970–2006 and since 1989 also as a professor at the UvA. He has been a CWI Fellow since 2001 and was named Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion in 2006.

CWI grieved by death of former director Cor Baayen

CWI's former director Cor Baayen passed away last Wednesday. Baayen served as the institute’s director from 1980 to 1994. During this period he played a key role in shaping computer science as a distinct scientific field. Under his leadership CWI transformed from a mathematical institute to a center of expertise for both mathematics and computer science.

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