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.
As of September 2011 we have a new budget, for two years.
At present the board of DIAMANT consists of Peter Stevenhagen
(UL, chair), Karen Aardal
(TUD), Ronald Cramer
(UL/CWI), Mai Gehrke
(RUN) and Tanja Lange
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
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.
Mathematics cluster DIAMANT
Special functions and special numbers10-7-2013 - 12-7-2013
Stieltjes Prize for Jop Briet31-10-2012
On October 31st, Jop Briët (CWI) was awarded the Stieltesprijs 2011, the prize for the best PhD thesis in Dutch mathematics. In 2011 Briët defended his thesis `Grothendieck Inequalities, nonlocal games and optimization’ at UvA under the supervision of Prof. H. M. Buhrman. He introduced new variants of the famous inequality of Grothendieck and applied them to computer science, physics and mathematics. The prize amounts to 2,500 euros. Read more.
Turing Centenary Research Scholarship for Rutger Kuyper20-6-2012
Rutger Kuyper, a PhD candidate funded by DIAMANT, has received one of three Turing Centenary Research Scholarships for his research on probability and logic. This scholarship, in honour of the centennial celebration of Alan Turing, has been awarded on 23 June (the birthday of Turing) in Manchester. The £ 45000 will allow him to spend significant time abroad to work with international experts in the field. Read more
Best Paper award at STOC for Ronald de Wolf et al.30-5-2012
A 26 year old claim for a solution of the P=NP problem has finally been fully refuted by
a group of researcher, incl. Ronald de Wolf (CWI). The researchers presented their findings on the Symposium on Theory of Computing 2012
(STOC ’12), this week in New York. They shared the symposium’s Best Paper Award for their work.
6 DIAMANT postdoc positions offered13-12-2011
The DIAMANT board has decided to offer 6 one-year postdoc positions, to be filled in in the context of the new DIAMANT round that started this summer. The candidates are: Eric Delaygue (Grenoble/UU), Andrew Drucker (MIT/CWI), Rachel Newton (Cambridge/UL), Jungyook Park (POSTECH, Korea/TU/e and TiU), Kieran Roberts (Birmingham/TU/e) and Marco Streng (Warwick/VU).