Morning programme: debate and announcement winners NETWORKS Challenge

Moderator: Isolde Hallensleben 


Debate in the morning about the role of complex networks in our modern society.

Note: the debate will be in Dutch!


09.30-10.00 Arrival and coffee

Opening by Karen Maex (rector University of Amsterdam) and Michel Mandjes (Project leader NETWORKS, University of Amsterdam)


Panel discussion on the role of networks in our modern society and presentations of the winners of the Networks Challenge.

Panel Members: 

  • Jet Bussemaker (Minister of Education, Culture and Science)
  • Frank van der Duyn Schouten (Chair of the National Mathematics Council)
  • Stan Gielen (Chair of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
  • Louise Gunning (Chair of the National Science Agenda)
  • Wim van Saarloos (vice-president of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences)
  • Ionica Smeets (Professor of Science Communication, Leiden University)

Lunch and math fair

Afternoon programme: Lectures
Chair afternoon session: Michel Mandjes (University of Amsterdam)
13.30-13.45 Introduction to the NETWORKS programme by Michel Mandjes
13.45-14.15 M. Ángeles Serrano (Universitat de Barcelona-ICREA)
14.15-14.45 Rolf Möhring (Technische Universität Berlin)
14.45-15.15 Break
15.15-15.45 Peter Glynn (Stanford University)
15.45-16.15 Kirk Pruhs (University of Pittsburgh)
16.30 Reception
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Congress centre Science Park

Science Park 125

1098 XG Amsterdam