DIMA: Digital Mathematics


23/05/2016 - 16:30

In the 1970s and 80s one of Belgium’s most brilliant minds studied and worked at VUB. Jean Bourgain has spent, however, the largest part of his career at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Valhalla for theorists. The institute plans to honour Bourgain for his contribution to the field of pure mathematics at a unique event.

11/04/2016 - 14:15

Heb je zin om wiskunde eens van een andere  kant te leren kennen? Laat je verrassen en kom met je klas naar de Imaginary-tentoonstelling, een interactieve wiskunde-tentoonstelling georganiseerd door de wiskunde-vakgroepen van de Vlaamse Universiteiten en de Vlaamse Wiskunde Olympiade. Meer informatie over wat  Imaginary allemaal is en wanneer deze gratis tentoonstelling op de VUB langskomt, vind je op  de webpagina  www.imaginarymaths.be.

18/03/2016 - 11:45

Het kon niet uitblijven, en dit jaar is hij dus aan de beurt: Andrew Wiles heeft de Abelprijs gekregen, de ‘Nobelprijs’ voor de wiskunde. Wiles was alleen onder collega’s bekend, toen hij in 1995 plotseling wereldfaam verwierf omdat hij er in was geslaagd de Laatste stelling van Fermat te bewijzen.

Voor meer informatie over het verhaal van Andrew Wiles verwijzen wij u door naar dit artikel

18/02/2016 - 10:15

On the 16th of February Cédric Villani gave an inspiring talk on mathematics at the renowned TED conference. Villani tackles perplexing problems in mathematical physics, analysis and geometry with rigor, wit and a signature personal style.His Byronesque hair, colorful ascots and spider brooches have earned Cédric Villani the nickname “the Lady Gaga of Mathematics.” But this moniker has not obscured Villani’s deeper, serious mission: inspiring students to delve into the mysteries of mathematics. Villani’s fame is based on his work resolving difficult problems of kinetic theory, for which he received the Fields Medal in 2010. His book Birth of a Theorem is an exhilarating journey into the nocturnal dilemmas of mathematicians hot on the trail of discovery.

03/02/2016 - 09:00

You are cordially invited to the series of lectures on research challenges and emerging technologies for computational modeling of economic and financial domains. The VUB has appointed the Vloeberghsleerstoel 2015-2016 to Peter McBurney, head of the Department of Informatics, King’s College, London, UK.

11/01/2016 - 10:30

Professor Stefaan Vaes will take up the Francqui Chair 2015-2016 at the Department of Mathematics, VUB.
Stefaan Vaes is professor of mathematics at the KU Leuven and is an expert in von Neumann algebras and ergodic actions. In 2015 he obtained the prestigious Francqui prize.
Inaugural lecture: Classification of von Neumann algebras and their quantum symmetries - Monday 22 February 2016 at 18:00.

16/12/2015 - 15:00

On December 16 2015 Sara Rottey obtained the academic degree of DOCTOR IN SCIENCES with the following doctoral thesis:

Characterising substructures of finite projective spaces

Promotors: Dr. Geertrui Van de Voorde, Prof. Dr. Philippe Cara and Prof. Dr. Leo Storme

Joint Phd with Universiteit Gent

27/03/2015 - 16:00

On March 27th 2015 Inneke Van Gelder obtained the academic degree of DOCTOR in SCIENCES with the following doctoral thesis:
Group representations: idempotents in group algebras and applications to units
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Eric Jespers
Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. Gabriela Olteanu

31/10/2014 - 17:30

On October 31, 2014 Georg KLEIN obtained the Academic degree of
DOCTOR in SCIENCE with the following doctoral thesis:
Finitely presented algebras defined by permutation relations
promotor: Prof. Dr. Eric Jespers