Programme

The programme of the NMC comprises four plenary lectures by prominent, parallel sessions organised by the mathematics clusters and the Gravitation Programmes NETWORKS and Quantum Sorftware Consortium. In addition, the program has many interesting shorter meetings and sessions: speed-dating with industry, a strategy session on policy aspects and a PhD poster prize.

On the second day also “Docentendag” for high school teachers will take place.

Below you find the preliminary programme. More detailed information will follow soon.

Tuesday April 23rd 2019

930–1030Registration and Coffee
1030–1045Opening by Jan Wiegerinck (chair KWG), Bas Zwaan (NWO domain Science), Janne Brok (Sioux LIME)
1045–1145Plenary by Jan S. Hesthaven (EPFL) on Structure preserving reduced order models
1145–1330Lunch with poster session and market
KWG Annual meeting
1330–1500Parallel sessions
NDNS+–STAR: Numerics meets Statistics. Organisers: Marie-Colette van Lieshout (CWI), Kathrin Smetana (University of Twente);
Speakers: Rob Scheichl (Heidelberg University, Germany), Finn Lindgren (University of Edinburgh, Scotland), Svetlana Dubinkina (CWI)
DIAMANT–GQT: Arithmetic and Geometry. Organisers: David Holmes (Leiden University), Martijn Kool (Utrecht University);
Speakers: Christopher Lazda (University of Amsterdam), Francesca Balestrieri (MPI Bonn, Germany)
4TU.AMI Session: Mathematical aspects of Machine Learning. Organisers: Barry Koren (TU Eindhoven), Wil Schilders (TU Eindhoven);
Speakers: Anastasia Borovykh (CWI), Jim Portegies (TU Eindhoven), Christoph Brune (University of Twente)
– Session to be determined
1500–1530Coffee and tea break
MSc Prize of PWN Innovation presentations
1530–1645De Bruijn Prize 2019, for Dion Gijswijt and his Annals of Mathematics paper:
On large subsets of \(\mathbb{F}_q^n\) with no three-term arithmetic progression
1645–1700Short break
1700–1800Plenary by Barbara Gentz (University of Bielefeld) on Noise in coupled dynamics — friend or foe?
1800–1900Speed dates with industry
Drinks with poster session
1820–1900EWM-NL Session
– Brief presentation of the EWM-NL activities in 2018 (by Maria Vlasiou)
– Exchanging experiences and advice on career path by panelists (Barbara Gentz, Olfa Jaibi, tba)
– Presentation of the EWM organization (by Barbara Gentz)
1900–2100Dinner
2100–2200Lecture performance
2200Social get together in Metro Bar


Wednesday April 24th 2019

On this day also the Docentendag for high school teachers takes place (see below)

830–930Registration and Coffee
900–1000Plenary by Anke van Zuylen (William & Mary) on Improved tours and paths for the traveling salesman
1000–1100Strategy session
Sectorplan Beta
– Assessment Mathematics Clusters (Rob Tijdeman), and presentations from representatives of NWO and the Mathematics Council
– Activities of PWN Committee on Innovation
– Connections to Europe, see also the flyer from NMC 2018 
1100–1130Coffee and tea break
1130–1300Parallel sessions
NETWORKS: Organiser: Michel Mandjes (University of Amsterdam);
Speakers: Julia Komjathy (TU Eindhoven), Tobias Müller (Groningen University), Daniel Dadush (CWI)
DIAMANT–STAR: Stochastics meets Optimization. Organisers: Onno Boxma (TU Eindhoven), Frits Spieksma (TU Eindhoven);
Speakers: Stella Kapodistria (TU Eindhoven), Ward Romeijnders (University of Groningen)
GQT–NDNS+: Geometry and Dynamics. Organisers: Ioan Marcut (Radboud University), Oliver Fabert (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam);
Speakers: Marco Zambon (KU Leuven, Belgium), Fabian Ziltener (Utrecht University)
Quantum Software: Organiser: Ronald de Wolf (CWI, University of Amsterdam);
Speakers: Barbara Terhal (TU Delft, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany), Arjan Cornelissen (CWI), Vedran Dunjko (Leiden University),
History of Differential Geometry: Organiser: Gerard Alberts (University of Amsterdam);
Speakers: Raf Bocklandt (University of Amsterdam), Tilman Sauer (University of Mainz, Germany), Alberto Cogliati (UniMi, Italy)
1300–1400Lunch
1400–1600Presentations by
KWG-PhD Prize competitors
Stieltjes Prize winners 2017 & 2018
  Jorn van der Pol, Large matroids: enumeration and typical properties
  Souvik Dhara, Critical percolation on random networks with prescribed degrees
  Joost Nuiten, Lie Algebroids in derived differential geometry
1600–1630Coffee and tea break
1630–1730Plenary by Gábor Lugosi (Pompeu Fabra University) on Many questions and a few answers in network archeology
1730–1800Closing session with prize ceremonies
(KWG-PhD Prize, MSc Prize of PWN Innovation, Poster Prize, Pythagoras Prize)
1800–1830Drinks and snacks / congratulating prize winners

Docentendag activities organised by Swier Garst and Wim Caspers

1400–1445Talk by Jeanine Daems
1445–1515Commissie Onderwijs
1515–1600Pythagorasprijs