Stories about breakthroughs in the field of self-learning algorithms are fostering dangerously high expectations, professor Johannes Schmidt-Hieber recently warned in his appointment speech. They overshadow the hazards to which the field is exposed due to a lack of theoretical foundations. According to the professor, it is high time for mathematical reflection in the ivory tower.
What makes a good teacher? Where does the passion for passing on knowledge come from? In the series ‘Meet the teacher’ we focus on people who are truly dedicated to education. In this episode we introduce Brigit Geveling, teacher of mathematics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.
The library in Vrijhof is now hosting a touring exhibition Women of Mathematics. Nelly Litvak, UT professor of Applied Mathematics, guides us through the exhibit portraying her field, which is still often seen as ‘the man’s world’.
‘SquareWave’ is a new unique art piece decorating the DesignLab. The installation, created by Edwin Dertien and Paul Klotz, was unveiled today.
'IMAGINARY - through the eyes of mathematics' is an interactive travelling exhibition displaying the beauty of mathematics. It has been visited by more than 2 million people in over 30 countries and it is now coming to the University of Twente, where it will open its doors on the 24th of October, 2016.