The Era of Mathematics

18 February 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 hrs
Openbare Bibliotheek van Amsterdam, Theaterzaal OBA, zevende etage, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam
020 551 0782
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Mathematics is everywhere. We use it to regulate online payments, find the shortest walking route through a city, predict the weather, optimise train schedules, plan availability of ambulances, develop safe medicine and trace down criminals. Mathematics is also important for innovation in business and industry. In this symposium scientists from different disciplines will share their view on the importance of mathematics in society. 

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  • The symposium moderator is Frank den Hollander, professor of Mathematics, Leiden University
  • Lecture by Philip Bond, professor of Engineering Mathematics, University of Oxford – Making mathematics impactful – why it matters and how to achieve it
  • Lecture by Ionica Smeets, professor of Science Communication, Leiden University – Mathematics in society
  • Plenary discussion will be moderated by Frank van der Duijn Schouten, emeritus professor of Applied Mathematics and former rector magnificus of VU Amsterdam. With reflections by:
    • Janne Brok, Sioux LIME Eindhoven
    • Charlene Kalle, Leiden University
    • Jim Portegies, Eindhoven University of Technology
    • Nicos Starreveld, University of Amsterdam
    • Hub Zwart, Erasmus University Rotterdam 

The symposium will be conducted in English.