Scientists from the University of Twente and UMC Utrecht are developing a mathematical model that can simulate the activity in different parts of the brain of epileptic patients. This helps to identify which brain parts play a role in epileptic attacks and may improve the surgical treatment. The project received a ZonMw Pearl, an honor only awarded to the most outstanding projects.
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.
The 2018 Professor De Winter Award for outstanding female talent was given to Kathrin Smetana, Assistant Professor at the UT’s Department of Applied Mathematics. She received the prize during today’s Dies Natalis ceremony in the Waaier.
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.