20 november (elektronische aflevering)
De eerstvolgende aflevering verschijnt omstreeks 11 december 2015.
Kopij kan worden gestuurd naar
medwg@cwi.nl; agenda-items kunnen ook
worden aangeboden via de website


Mededeling van het Bestuur
Prof. dr. Henk Broer, van 2004-2012 lid van het bestuur van het KWG, en in de periode 2006-2009 voorzitter? van het KWG, is vandaag door de Koning benoemd tot Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw. Henk Broer kreeg deze onderscheiding na het uitspreken van zijn afscheidsrede in Groningen, getiteld: ?Alles stroomt, maar waarheen??.

Tijdens zijn voorzitterschap is het Platform Wiskunde Nederland opgericht ter verbetering van de positie van de wiskunde in Nederland. In 2008 heeft, mede onder auspici?n van het KWG, het 5th European Congress of Mathematics in Amsterdam plaatsgevonden.

Voor meer informatie zie de website: http://www.wiskgenoot.nl/

Mede namens de leden van het KWG feliciteert het bestuur Henk Broer van harte met deze Koninklijke onderscheiding.

1. Agenda
2. Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen
3. Vacatures
1. Agenda
Van de met * aangeduide activiteiten vindt men bijzonderheden in de rubriek Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen.?????????


Lunteren:? Diamant Symposium
Invited speakers include: Jop Bri?t (CWI), William Cook (Univ. Waterloo), Neil Dummigan (Univ. Sheffield), Iwan Duursma (Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Viresh Patel (Univ. Amsterdam), Sebastian Schoennenbeck (Univ. Aachen), and Rainer Schulze-Pillot (U Saarbrucken). There will be a special afternoon (on Friday) on Lattices and automorphic forms.
We welcome contributed talks by PhD students and postdocs. Title and abstract can be submitted while registering for the symposium, or at a later date.

Please do not hesitate to encourage PhD students and postdocs in your surroundings to contribute a talk !

The venue is Conference Center De Werelt in Lunteren. The symposium starts on Thursday 26 November at 11 AM.

Everybody is cordially invited to attend, but registration is necessary, via the above webpage. The registration deadline is Sunday, 15 November.

Diamant PhD and master students pay a reduced conference fee of only ?50, other Diamant members pay ?80. This fee includes accommodation, meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast), and coffee breaks.

Website for information and registration



*Amsterdam:? CWI lectures on Quantum Computing



UU:? Staffcoloquium
Martijn Kool (Utrecht)
Enumerative geometry: from Ancient Greeks to Modern Physicists
room 611 of the Hans Freudenthal building , formerly known as the Wiskunde/Maths building, (campus De Uithof). The lecture is preceded by coffee, tea, and cookies from 15.00 to 15.30, in the same room


Twente:? Oratie Prof.dr. M.N.M. van Lieshout
Titel: Kansen in ruimte en tijd
Locatie: Prof.ir. M.P. Breedveld-zaal, gebouw de Waaier, 16 u.
Wilt u deze plechtigheid bijwonen?
Meldt u zich dan v??r 3 december aan via de


Utrecht:? Mark Kac seminar
11.15-13 Milton Jara (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)
The weak KPZ universality conjecture II
14.30-16.15 Milton Jara (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)
The weak KPZ universality conjecture III
The Mark Kac seminar is supported by FOM and is an activity of the STAR stochastics cluster


*Utrecht:? Invitation: Introducing new colleagues 3TU.AMI


*Brussels, Belgium:? Post-Snowden Cryptology workshop



UU:? Staffcoloquium
Andreas Ott (Heidelberg)

Title to announced
room 611 of the Hans Freudenthal building , formerly known as the Wiskunde/Maths building, (campus De Uithof). The lecture is preceded by coffee, tea, and cookies from 15.00 to 15.30, in the same room


Leiden:? 9th Belgian-Dutch Algebraic Geometry Day
13.30-14.30 David Holmes (Leiden), Models of degenerating jacobians
15-16 Cl?ment Dupont (MPIM, Bonn), Motives of bi-arrangements
16.30-17.30 Misha Verbitsky (ULB, Bruxelles), Transcendental Hodge algebra
Location: Snellius Building, room 407-409 Math. Dept.


Leiden:? Meetkunde in Wintertij/Geometry in Winter
A memorial symposium for Prof. dr.
A.H.J.M. van de Ven
Speakers: K. Amerik, A. Beauville, F. Catanese, K. Hulek, C. Peters.


Utrecht: Wintersymposium 2016
Thema: Analytische meetkunde
Nadere informatie over het programma wordt in de loop van het najaar bekend gemaakt.
Organisator: Koninklijk Wiskundig Genootschap


UK:? Opening Workshop (SDBW01)
"Isaac Newton Institute Programme on 

Stochastic Dynamical Systems in Biology: Numerical Methods and Applications"



Lunteren:? 15th Winter school on Mathematical Finance
Mini courses, short lectures and special invited lectures
Hans Schumacher (Tilburg Univ.) and Peter Spreij (Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, Univ. van Amsterdam)


Amsterdam:? BeNeLuxMC2016
Wordt onder auspici?n van het KWG, en in samenwerking met het Belgische en het Luxemburgse Wiskundig genootschap georganiseerd.



UvA:? Congres Leve de Wiskunde!
Website, e-mail


Besteni, Roemeni?:? European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO)
Organisator: Nederlandse Wiskunde Olympiade
Website, e-mail.


Eindhoven:? Benelux Wiskunde Olympiade (BxMo)
Organisator: Nederlandse Wiskunde Olympiade
Website, e-mail


Caen, France: 17th International Conference on Fibonacci
Numbers and Their Applications
Location: Universit? de Caen Normandie


Hong Kong, China:? Internationale Wiskunde Olympiade


Bonn: 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum
Information, email


Amsterdam:? One-day symposium ?L.E.J. Brouwer, fifty years later?
Location: Amsterdam Science Park
The symposium is organized under auspices of the KWG.
Organizers: Dirk van Dalen, Jan Willem Klop, Jan van Mill and Geurt Jongbloed.



2. Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen


Invitation: Introducing new colleagues 3TU.AMI
Date: December 8, NH Hotel, Utrecht (on walking distance from Central Station)
14:00?17:00 (lunch from 13:00)
Thanks to the budget of the Applied Mathematics Institute of 3TU for new research positions the three deans of Applied Mathematics were able to recruit new colleagues. In this afternoon seminar four new colleagues will present themselves and they will tell us more about their future research plans.

Admission: free

13:00 ? 13:55     Lunch
13:55 ? 14:00     Welcome by Kees Vuik, director of 3TU.AMI
14:00 ? 14:35     Lech Grzelak, TUD, Numerical Analysis
14:35 ? 15:10     Leo van Iersel, TUD, Optimization
15:10 ? 15:40     Coffee break
15:40 ? 16:15     Jasper Goseling, UT, Stochastic Operations Research
16:15 ? 16:50     Edwin van den Heuvel, TUE, Statistics
16:50 ? 17:00     Added value of 3TU research budget
17:00 ? 18:00     Drinks




CWI Lectures on Quantum Computing

Date: 3 December, 2015, CWI, room Turing

You are cordially indivited to attend. Several internationally renowned speakers will bring you up-to-date on the exciting topic of quantum com?puting.
The symposium is aimed towards a general academic public.

CWI Lectures 2015 are organized by the Algorithms & Complexity group.

Speakers include:
- Prof. Ronald Hanson (Delft Univ. of Technology)
- Prof. Richard Jozsa (Univ. of Cambridge)
- Prof. Serge Massar (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles)
- Prof. Mario Szegedy (Rutgers Univ.)

Venue: Science Park Congress Centre, Science Park 125, Amsterdam
Attending the event is free after
For further information concerning the CWI Lectures and the programme, please visit the event
website or contact Susanne van Dam.


Brussels, Belgium


Post-Snowden Cryptology workshop

Date: 9-10 December, 2015
As part of the ECRYPT-CSA project we are organizing a workshop.
So far the following speakers have accepted:
Jacob Appelbaum (Tor Project and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven), Claudia Diaz (KU Leuven), Nathan Freitas (The Guardian Project), Ian Goldberg (Uni?ver?sity of Waterloo), Christian Grothoff (INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlan?tique), Kenny Paterson (Royal Holloway, University of London), Joanna Rutkowska (Qubes OS Project and Invisible Things Lab), Christopher Soghoian (ACLU), Jon Solworth (University of Illinois at Chicago).

Registration will open very soon. The fee will be about 150 EURO, including all talks, dinner on the 9th, a welcome coffee in the morning of the 10th, lunch on the 10th, and 3 coffee breaks.

For more information see our website.


3. Vacatures


PhD position in symplectic geometry at the Mathematics Department
of Utrecht University (The Netherlands).

SUPERVISOR: Dr. Fabian Ziltener. For information about myself

PREREQUISITES: M.Sc. degree in mathematics or theoretical physics with a
strong mathematical component. Candidates in the final stage of obtaining
such a degree will also be considered.


LATEST STARTING DATE: September 1, 2016

submit the following material:

1.  a cover letter including an explanation why you consider pursuing a Ph.D.
in symplectic geometry,

2.  your curriculum vitae,

3.  a list of all courses taken for your bachelor's and master's degrees
together with grades and explanations of the grades,

4.  if available: your master's thesis or bachelor's thesis,

5.  names, contact information, and e-mail addresses of at least two academicreferees, one of which should be your master's thesis supervisor.

* Please also arrange that the referees send their reference letters to the following email, by December 13, 2015.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: One goal is to find a solution to the following problem
by J. Moser: Find conditions under which a given Hamiltonian diffeomorphism of a symplectic manifold has a leafwise fixed point. Such points generalize fixed points and Lagrangian intersection points. They also arise in the context of time-dependent perturbations of classical mechanical systems. The existence of such points has applications e.g. to the presymplectic embedding problem and the existence of stably exotic symplectic forms. Sug?gest to attack Moser's problem by defining a Floer homology for acoiso?tro?pic submanifold. I am open for suggestions about alternativeapproaches or alternative problems.

GENERAL INFORMATION: If accepted as a Ph.D. student you will be integrated
in the NWO Graduate School ``Utrecht Geometry Center''. You will be offered
a full-time position for four years. The gross monthly salary will amount to EUR 2.146,- in the first year to EUR 2.744,- in the fourth year (P-scale of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). It is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition Utrecht University offers a pension scheme and a partially paid parental leave.

INQUIRIES: Please send an e-mail to
Fabian Ziltener.


At Delft University of Technology there is a vacancy for an assistant professor in statistics (tenure track). Please feel free to forward this message to good candidates you think might be interested.  For more information on the position, please visit this site.

Application deadline: January 15, 2016

There are also three vacancies for PhD students. One on 
statistics for materials science (application deadline December 1), one on extreme value statistics (application deadline December 15) and another on decision theory with big data (application deadline December 15).

For more information on the statistics group at TU Delft, visit its
web page



We are seeking candidates for a

12-month post-doctoral position

in the CARAMEL group [1,2] at INRIA Nancy - Grand Est [3] and LORIA [4], in Nancy, France. The starting date is early 2016. This position is funded by INRIA Nancy - Grand Est and by R?gion Lorraine, and is renewable for a further 6 months.


The research project for this position revolves around exploring architectural choices for accelerating carefully selected parts of the Number Field Sieve (NFS) algorithm for factoring large integers. Indeed, this algorithm naturally splits into several well identified steps, some of which are extremely computationally intensive and act as tight bottlenecks for targeting larger factorizations.

Even though there exist several efficient software implementations, such as CADO-NFS [5], developed in the CARAMEL group, the use of accelerators such as GPUs, many-core CPUs or even FPGAs and ASICs was all but rarely considered.

The goal of this project is therefore to precisely identify which parts of the NFS algorithm might benefit from such accelerators, to propose prototype implementations and to run extensive experiments so as to quantify what speedup might actually be achieved.

We are looking for candidates with a good background in computer arithmetic, computer micro-architecture, and with strong programming and implementation skills on various targets (CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc.). Knowledge of algorithmic number theory would be a definite plus.

The net salary for this position is ?2115 per month.

How to apply?

Applications should be sent to both Pierrick Gaudry and J?r?mie Detrey by email at <Pierrick.Gaudry@loria.fr> and <Jeremie.Detrey@loria.fr>.

[1] http://caramel.loria.fr/

[2] https://www.inria.fr/en/teams/caramel

[3] https://www.inria.fr/en/centre/nancy

[4] http://www.loria.fr/loria-news

[5] http://cado-nfs.gforge.inria.fr/

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago

The School of Engineering and the Faculty of Mathematics of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC) invites applications for

two full-time faculty positions

to join the Mathematical and Computational Engineering group.

Applications are invited in all areas of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science and Engineering. However, preference will be given to applicants in Numerical Analysis, Numerical Linear Algebra and Uncertainty Quantification.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline. Candidates do not need to know Spanish at the time of applying, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to begin teaching in it in the short term. Applications will be accepted by January 31st, 2016 but late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

To find out more, please visit:


Elwin van 't Wout has recently started in this university: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elwinvantwout.

Kees Vuik
Delft University of Technology

Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics

Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
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