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Stadium wave in the nerves: a new mathematical model
Electrical signals travel like a wave through our neural pathways. The mathematical models for these movements could not yet properly describe all the biological properties of the nerves. PhD student Willem SchoutenStraatman changed this by improving the existing models. ‘I hope that one day we will…

Elsevier: Mathematics in Leiden best education according to researchers
Research from weekly magazine Elsevier shows that both the Leiden bachelor Wiskunde as the master Mathematics are rated as the best educational programs of the Netherlands according to professors. The first place was achieved by up to 70% of the votes.

Death of Mathematics student Willem Obbens
With dismay we took note of the sudden death of Willem Obbens, student and student assistant in Mathematics, Leiden University.

Record number of medals for mathematics students
Mathematics students Bob Zwetsloot, Daan Becker, Loek Veenendaal and Onno Berrevoets have won 3 medals during the International Mathematics Competition in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria last week.

Peter Stevenhagen scientific director Mathematical Institute
Professor of number theory Peter Stevenhagen has been appointed to up the position of scientific director of the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University on 15 September. In this position he is the successor of Aad van der Vaart, who led the institute for the last four years.

Philipsprize for Mathematics to René Pannekoek
René Pannekoek received the 2013 Philipsprize for PhD students in Mathematics at the Dutch Congress for Mathematics 2013 in Nijmegen. It was the 8th time that this prize, 1000 Euro and a trophy, was awarded.

Philips Mathematics Prize for Joost Batenburg
During the Dutch Mathematical Congress, Joost Batenburg has been awarded the Philips Mathematics Prize for PhD students.

Exhibition shows the ‘beauty and power’ of mathematics
In the ‘Imaginary’ exhibition, its curators show how society is made up of mathematics. From algorithms that save lives to ones that generate art. The exhibition is from 2 June to 25 July at Oude UB in Leiden.

Studying abstract mathematical equations using tangible surfaces
On January 5, Rosa Winter will obtain her doctorate in arithmetic geometry. She researched solutions of equations that define socalled ‘del Pezzo surfaces’. ‘I like geometry because I can imagine and draw the shapes and objects,’ says Winter. ‘That makes abstract mathematics feel more tangible.’

Léo Ducas appointed professor of Mathematical Cryptology
In cryptography, the sky is the limit according to the new professor Mathematical Cryptology Léo Ducas. He already designed several cryptosystems as part of his research at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), some of which might soon be adopted as new international standards. Since December,…
 Improving the gender imbalance in mathematics

Plankton and tumours captured in mathematical equations
Plants that grow in patterns of stripes on the edge of deserts, plankton that live on the sea bed or oscillate in the water, and melanomas that spread throughout the body. Mathematician Lotte Sewalt discovered the common elements in these three systems. PhD defence 8 September.

A mathematical shoetying award
Knots come in all shapes and sizes: mariners and scouts can vouch for this. Sjabbo Schaveling will obtain his PhD on 1 September for a mathematical method to distinguish between all these knots. ‘I flatten them to a pretzel.’

Mathematical model predicts drug concentration in the brain
Do medicines arrive in the right amount at the right spot in our brain? By making a model that depicts our brain in small 'brain blocks', Esmée Vendel tries to find an answer to this question. Her new, mathematical model predicts the concentration of medicines in the brain over time and space. Vendel…

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Lisanne Rens wins H.D. Landahl Mathematical Biophysics Award
Lisanne Rens has been awarded the 2017 H. D. Landahl Mathematical Biophysics Award. Rens is a PhD student at the CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) in Amsterdam and also affiliated with the Leiden University Mathematical Institute.

Full appointment for Roeland Merks at mathematics and biology
As of 1 July, Professor of Mathematical Biology Roeland Merks has got a full appointment at Leiden University. Before this expansion, he worked one day a week at the Mathematical Institute (MI). Merks will work half of his full appointment at the MI and the other half at the Institute of Biology Leiden…

Mathematics and art: two sides of the same coin
Come to IMAGINARY at Administration and Central Services (Rapenburg 70) and discover the beauty of mathematics. This exhibition is open to the public until 24 March.

Silver medal for Leiden mathematics student Onno Berrevoets
The Leiden mathematics student Onno Berrevoets won the silver medal during the last edition of the International Mathematics Competition in Blagoevgrad in Bulgaria. During this prestigious competition between mathematics students worldwide, he was able to measure himself to the world top.

Industrial Ecology and Mathematics Leiden's best master specialisations
The master specialisations Industrial Ecology and Mathematics ranked highest among the master specialisations in Leiden.

Graphing algebraic formulas
Many students have difficulties to read and give meaning to algebraic formulas. In this study it is explored whether graphing formulas with pen and paper will improve students’ability to reason with algebraic formulas.

Aad van der Vaart Scientific Director Mathematical Institute
Prof. dr. Aad van der Vaart has been appointed as Scientific Director of the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University on Tuesday 15 September 2015. He succeeds prof. dr. Peter Stevenhagen who has been a dedicated Scientific Director of the Mathematical Institute as from 2007.

Netherlands win golden medal at annivesary edition Benelux Mathematics Olympiad
In the last weekend of April, the tenth edition of the Benelux Mathematics Olympiad took place. The Dutch delegation won a total of 8 medals. The 17yearold Nils van de Berg even obtained a golden one!

Mathematics in Leiden best in Netherlands according to Elsevier survey
Last week Elsevier published the results of a survey among academy professors and teachers, asking what according to them was the best place to study in their profession. As for Mathematics, Leiden turned out to rank highest.