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12 september 2003, mini-symposium about D.J. Korteweg en G. de Vries, E.M. de Jager (UvA),
A. Maas (Museum Boerhaave, Leiden)
and B. Willink (EUR)

Speaker: E.M. de Jager (UvA),
A. Maas (Museum Boerhaave, Leiden)
and B. Willink (EUR)
Date: Friday 12 september 2003
Time: 13:45 -
Location: P.227, Euclides building second floor, Plantage Muidergracht 24,
Amsterdam

D.J. Korteweg and G. de Vries, after whom the Math Institute of the UvA is named, were the authors of the Korteweg-de Vries equation, a source for important developments in Mathematics and Physics.

The mini-symposium is organised by Prof. Dr. Tom H. Koornwinder on the occasion of the revelation of their portrets and the completion of a showcase with documents about them.

The program is as follow:

13.45-14.15
Welcome
14.15-15.00
E.M. de Jager (UvA), History of the Korteweg-de Vries equation
15.00-15.20
Pause
15.20-15.50
A. Maas (Museum Boerhaave, Leiden), D.J. Korteweg: 'Backbencher' of the 2nd Golden Age
15.50-16.20
B. Willink (EUR), Korteweg and De Vries. A search after personalities
16.25
revelation of their portrets, followed by a reception

For abstracts and more information, see http://www.science.uva.nl/research/math/News/kdvdag.html

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