22 september (elektronische aflevering)
De eerstvolgende aflevering verschijnt omstreeks 6 oktober 2017.
Kopij kan worden gestuurd naar
medwg@cwi.nl; agenda-items kunnen ook
worden aangeboden via de website


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


Zeist:  The Forty-second Woudschoten Conference
Registration is open. More information about the Woudschoten Conference in October can be found on the  website, email


Utrecht:  Mark Kac seminar
11:15-13:00 Raphael Cerf (Orsay)
Title Quasispecies and error threshold for a finite population
14:30-16:15 Conrado da Costa (Leiden)
Title On the strong law of Large Numbers for the Random Walk in the Cooling Random Environment
The Mark Kac seminar is supported by FOM and is an activity of the STAR stochastics cluster.


UL: During the month October Garth Dales (Lancaster Univ.)


*Leiden: Kloosterman lecture by Garth Dales (Lancaster univ.)


RUG:  Mathematisch Colloquium
Spreker: dr.
A. Waters (RUG)
Titel: The Nonlinear Elastography Problem
Lokatie/tijd: Bernoulliborg 222, 11.30 u.


Lunteren:  The 46th annual meeting of the Dutch probability and statistics community

3/4-4 2018

Veldhoven: Announcement NMC 2018
The upcoming NMC will be a pilot under auspices of the Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG). It will be a larger scale two day congress, offering a plenary program with internationally renowned mathematicians.


Lisbon, Portugal: The 11th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB 2018)
If you wish to benefit from the early bird lower fees,
please register before April 15, 2018.
For important dates, and registrations see the
Conference webpage



*Shanghai, China: The 29th International Workshop on Operator Theory and Applications (IWOTA 2018)


2. Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen


Kloosterman lecture by Garth Dales Algebras of continuous functions and set theory
Location/time: Snellius building, room 174, 16-17hr
Garth Dales (Lancaster University) has been appointed Kloosterman professor at the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University during the month of October 2017, as a guest of Marcel de Jeu. His research interests include Banach algebras, abstract harmonic analysis, and fundamental mathematics. It is a tradition that these distinguished researchers give a general lecture. His lecture ``Algebras of continuous functions and set theory'' is on the interface of Banach algebras and set theory. The abstract is as follows:

We begin by considering some properties of an apparently-innocent-looking algebra, that of all continuous functions on, say, the closed unit interval. This is a Banach algebra with respect to the uniform norm. Is it a normed algebra for any other norm? An investigation of this leads us to consider the size of the real line, the Continuum Hypothesis, and the role of independence in set theory, and even to muse a little on the philosophy of mathematics; foundations have an impact on what we do in `real mathematics'.
We are also led to Hausdorff's theory of the order-properties of totally ordered sets, to Hahn's construction of large ordered felds, to ultraproducts, to the existence of something similar to a modulus on the finite elements of non-standard models of the real line, and to consideration of a “grown-up version' of the real numbers”.

Shanghai, China

The 29th International Workshop on Operator Theory and Applications (IWOTA 2018)
Date/location: July 23 to July 27, 2018, in the North Zhongshan Road Campus of East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
IWOTA has become one of the largest and most influential continuing worldwide conferences. In IWOTA 2018, there will be 10 parallel special sessions besides plenary and semi-plenary talks.  
Organization Committee:
Xiaoman Chen (Fudan University), Kunyu Guo (Fudan University), Huaxin Lin (University of Oregon (Co-chair)), Qin Wang (East China Normal University), Yijun Yao (Shanghai Center for Mathematical Sciences & Fudan University), Guoliang Yu (Texas A&M University (Co-chair)).

Steering Committee Liaison: Bill Helton (University of California San Diego)

Conference website is under construction for the moment. 

The registration information will be available soon. 

The registration fee will be around 100 U.S. dollars. 

Local Contact: Dapeng Zhou or Junli Ji by email.

3. Promotie


5-10  Alisa Kirichenko, Asymptotic results in nonparametric Bayesian function
promotor: Prof. dr. Harry van Zanten, co-promotor: dr. Bas Kleijn, Agnietenkapel,
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229-231, 12 u.

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