Remco van der Hofstad

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials R.W.
Main position Hoogleraar TUE
Chair Kansrekening
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Faculteit Wiskunde en Informatica, Sectie Stochastiek
PO Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
tel.  040 247 2910
rhofstad@win.tue.nl
Personal website
Research/publications

Remco van der Hofstad is a mathematician who bridges the gap between basic and applied research. For example, thanks to Van der Hofstad, chemists now have a better understanding of how polymer chains are formed and physicists can more easily calculate percolation processes, in which liquids seep through a filter. Van der Hofstad research is also used to model social networks like Facebook. Van der Hofstad cooperates with researchers at Philips and TNO, is the spokesperson for the Netherlands Mathematics Platform, and gives regular public lectures. He also makes frequent media appearances to explain the mathematics behind everyday affairs, such as the probability of winning the state lottery.