Who am I?
Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica
See the lists of my
with links to all my publications.
Associate editor of
Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics
Until December 2001 I was leader of CWI's research programme
Modeling, Analysis and Simulation.
January 2002 I was elected CWI fellow,
which implies freedom from administrative duties
and full freedom in research.
December 2006 I retired both from CWI and from UvA.
Since then I am emeritus at the Univerity of Amsterdam.
Since 2007 I'm running my own institute:
Teaching in 2000
left: class in 2000.
right: as predicted in 1910
and the (in this context disastrous)
Legacy of Hans Freudenthal
Since I retired in 2006, no more formal courses will be given by me
"I have long argued that mathematicians ought to make a greater effort
to communicate their ideas and research effectively not only to the general public
but also to their own mathematical colleagues and to scientists and engineers.
I have attended far too many mathematics lectures where even mathematicians
quickly lose the talk's thread and begin to nod off, and
I have glanced at too many research papers that fail to explain why
a given topic is worth pursuing or to put the material in a broader context."