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31 October 2012, WONDER Afternoon & Stieltjes Prize award ceremony

Date: Wednesday 31 October 2012
Time: 12:30-17:00
Location: Room Z.009, CWI, Science Park 123, Amsterdam

Programme

12.30 Coffee/tea
13.00-13.30 Award ceremony of the Stieltjes Prize for the best Mathematics PhD thesis in the Netherlands in 2011, on behalf of the Foundation Compositio Mathematica. The prize winner is dr. Jop Briët (CWI) for his thesis Grothendieck inequalities, non-local games and optimization, defended at UvA, promotor prof. dr. Harry Buhrman (CWI and UvA/ILLC).
• laudatio by Aernout van Enter (RUG) • award by Prof dr Dymph van den Boom, rector of the UvA
13.30-14.00 Lecture by Stieltjes Prize winner
Coffee/tea
14.30-16.15 Lectures on the work of Abel prize winner 2011 Endre Szemeredi
14.30-15.15 Irregular thoughts on regular partitions by Jozef Skokan (London School of Economics)
15.30-16.15 A computer science perspective by Harry Buhrman (CWI and UvA/ILLC)
Drinks

For more information on the Stieltjes prize awarded to Job Briët, see http://www.cwi.nl/news/2012/ or http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/item/. The thesis itself may be found at http://dare.uva.nl/en/record/395592.

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