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Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica launches world-class 3D lab

On Thursday 18 May 2017 demissionary state secretary Sander Dekker opened a new research facility that belongs to the top of the world league at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica. With the new scanner of this lab, it will be made possible for the first time to look inside objects in 3D during the scanning process and to adjust or zoom in while scanning.

The Netherlands’ smallest supercomputer is here

A team of Dutch scientists has built a supercomputer the size of four pizza boxes. The Little Green Machine II has the computing power of 10,000 PCs and will be used by researchers in oceanography, computer science, artificial intelligence, financial modeling and astronomy. CWI researchers Joost Batenburg and Kees Oosterlee, who were part of the development team, will use the machine for computational imaging and machine learning for time series respectively. The computer is based at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and developed with help from IBM.

Faster computation of high-quality 3D images

PhD student Daniël Pelt of CWI has developed new algorithms for computer tomography (CT) for fast computation of high-quality three-dimensional images. This increases the practical use of this technology in areas such as material sciences and biomedical research.

Vici grant for Joost Batenburg

Researcher Joost Batenburg of CWI has been awarded a Vici grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for his proposal 'Real-Time 3D Tomography'. With the 1.5 million euro grant, Batenburg can develop his own research line in the next five years.

CWI reduces perturbations in tomography

Researcher Folkert Bleichrodt of CWI has developed new methods to improve the applicability of tomography. These methods reduce unwanted perturbations. This allows for applying tomography on a very small scale or based on a small number of measurements.

CWI on Belgian TV

CWI could be seen on the national Belgian TV, in the programme 'Iedereen beroemd' - 'Everybody Famous'. The item was broadcasted on Tuesday 3 February 2015 on channel Eén at 19.40h - and again after the late news. Broadcaster VRT visited CWI on 22 January.

Quality guarantee for tomographic images developed

CWI researcher Wagner Fortes has developed new methods to determine the quality of tomographic images. Tomography is an imaging technique used in for instance medical CT scanners and electron microscopes that uses penetrating beams to record a series of two-dimensional images from a range of angles.

CWI leads European network of imaging specialists

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) will lead the research network EXTREMA, which was officially launched yesterday with a kick-off meeting in Brussels. EXTREMA aims to create an interdisciplinary research community consisting of both X-ray specialists and mathematicians. Together they will work on the next generation of imaging techniques to advance both science and industrial R&D.

Solar cells imaged at the nanoscale in 3D

Researchers of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam succeeded in imaging the three-dimensional structure of solar cells with unprecedented accuracy. The results of this joint research with colleagues from the University of California in Davis and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are published today in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.