What is DIAMANT?
DIAMANT is one of the four 'mathematics clusters' in the Netherlands. DIAMANT stands for 'Discrete, Interactive and Algorithmic Mathematics, Algebra and Number Theory.'
The other three clusters are Nonlinear Dynamics of Natural Systems (NDNS+), Genootschap voor Meetkunde en Quantummechanica (GQT), and Stochastics--Theoretical and Applied Research (STAR). All four clusters are funded by NWO-EW.
At present the board of DIAMANT consists of Bart de Smit (UL, chair), Karen Aardal (TUD), Ronald Cramer (UL/CWI), Ben Moonen (RUN) and Tanja Lange (TU/e).
We organise a semi-annual DIAMANT symposium: in the last week of May, and in the last week of November. We contribute to the national mathematics master programme mastermath as well as the research school WONDER.
DIAMANT comprises participants from CWI, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, Universiteit Leiden, Universiteit van Tilburg, Universiteit Twente, Universiteit Utrecht, Universiteit van Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
This project proposal describes the goals and structure of the first round of DIAMANT, 2005--2010. This document gives an overview of the goals and structure of the second round of DIAMANT, 2011--2013. The cluster has received continued funding for 2013--2015.
Mathematics cluster DIAMANT
Diamant symposium1-6-2017 - 2-6-2017
NWO Call for Tenure Track positions22-7-2016
NWO has opened a call for tenure track positions. Proposals for these positions, which include one PhD position for each tenure track position, can be submitted directly to NWO by professors from the 4 mathematics clusters, including Diamant. Diamant professors are warmly encouraged to submit proposals. Read more.
Dion Gijswijt and Jordan Ellenberg independently substantially improve capset bound 25-5-2016
A capset in a finite dimensional vector space over the field with 3 elements is a subset that contains no 3-term arithmetic progressions. Dion Gijswijt (TU Delft) and Jordan Ellenberg have independently obtained a bound on the size of a capset that for the first time improves substantially on the trivial bound 3^n. Read more in Terence Tao's blog about these developments.
Harry Buhrman lectures on quantum computing in Universiteit van Nederland21-1-2015
Starting 12 January 2015, the Universiteit van Nederland publishes five public lectures by Harry Buhrman, head of the research group quantum computing at CWI. The series of lectures features the do's and don'ts of the computer of the future. From Monday through Friday, a new lecture will be available on the site of the Universiteit van Nederland each day.
Monique Laurent, Nikhil Bansal and Ronald de Wolf receive TOP-grant12-12-2013
Monique Laurent, Nikhil Bansal and Ronald de Wolf have received a TOP-grant from NWO for their joint project "Approximation Algorithms, Quantum Information and Semidefinite Optimization". Read more.