EWM-NL workshop on Work-life balance

On November 6, 2017, EWM The Netherlands organized a workshop on work-life balance for interested female mathematicians. The training was given by a Career and Live, a company that is specialized in providing training on workload, work stress and work-life balance. During the workshop, we defined work-life balance, and discussed …

EWM-NL on Tour

EWM The Netherlands is visiting all Dutch universities and institutions with a department / group on mathematics. We have so far visited TU Delft, CWI, TU/e, UU, UvA, and Leiden University, with RU and VU planned for 2017 and Twente and RUG for January 2018. Among the goals of EWM-NL are …

Vacancies in the EWM-NL Board

As scientist move on with their careers, there will be several vacancies in the EWM-NL board. Board membership entails about 10 meetings per year to coordinate our activities in addition to having a personal portfolio to work on. We are currently looking for three new board members for the following portfolios: management …

Francesca Arici wins In’to Stories award

Congratulations to our board member Francesca Arici, who won the “In’to stories: Make your research come alive” competition organised by Radboud In’to languages to celebrate their 25-year anniversary. Francesca was one of the four selected finalist and gave a presentation about being a researcher in mathematics at the In’to languages …

Caroline Jagtenberg wins Jo van Nunen award

Former CWI PhD student Caroline Jagtenberg won the prestigious Jo van Nunen Award for her thesis “Efficiency and Fairness in Ambulance planning”, written under the supervision of Rob van der Mei. The Jo van Nunen Award is an annual award for research that positions positively the areas of Logistics and Supply …

Women of Mathematics Throughout Europe hosted by Twente University

During the Dies Natalis of Twente University, the Rector Magnificus, prof. dr. Thom Palstra, opened the photo exhibition “Women Mathematicians around Europe”. The exhibition presents the photographic portraits of thirteen female mathematicians from all around Europe, who share with us their experiences as mathematicians, thus serving as role models. EWM-NL …

Ans Hekkenberg: TEDx on diversity in science

CWI Communication Manager Ans Hekkenberg gave a TEDx talk titled ‘Diversity – A Requisite for Excellent Science’. In her talk, Hekkenberg advocates for a greater diversity in science and she details why excellent science is essential for facing future challenges. The talk took place at TEDxVenlo, an event using the …

Nelly Litvak: finalist of “Enlightener” award

In November, the prestigious Enlightener Prize for the best popular science book in Russia was awarded. The book “Who needs mathematics? A clear book about how the digital world works” written by Nelly Litvak, professor at UTwente and TU Eindhoven and also EWM-NL representative, and Andrei Raigorodsky, a renowned professor …

EWM-NL on Tour – CWI

EWM The Netherlands is visiting all Dutch universities and institutions with a department / group on mathematics. The second visit was at the CWI on November 7th, 2018. EWM-NL’s  board member Sanne Willems welcomed the group and informed them about EWM-NL, its goals and activities. Then, the discussion was opened …

Eleni Vatamidou: finalist “Beta PhD Award 2017”

During the launch event of Beta Research School, former TU/e PhD student Eleni Vatamidou was a finalist for the Beta PhD Prize. The Beta PhD Award is awarded to the PhD who defended the best PhD thesis of Beta during the past year. Eleni’s thesis was supervised by the EWM-NL board …