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), Frits Spieksma (TU/e) and Marc Stevens (CWI). The research manager is Robin de Jong (UL).
We organise a semi-annual DIAMANT symposium: one directly following upon the NMC, and one in the last week of November.
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, 2015--2017, 2017-2019.
Mathematics cluster DIAMANT
Full professor position in Discrete Mathematics in Delft1-11-2018
Delft Institute of Applied mathematics, Delft University of Technology, seeks a full Professor in the field of Discrete Mathematics. A description of the position can be found here. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2019.
ERC Starting grant for Daniel Dadush26-9-2018
Daniel Dadush (CWI) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 ME for his proposal ‘Towards a Quantitative Theory of Integer Programming’. With this grant, Dadush aims to revolutionize the understanding of integer programming (IP), the most popular method used today for finding optimal solutions to real-world optimization problems.
VICI grant for Nikhil Bansal26-9-2018
Nikhil Bansal has been awarded a Vici grant of 1.5 ME. He is one of the 35 academics to receive this grant from NWO in 2018. Bansal aims to use his grant to develop new algorithmic methods to make discrete decisions in a continuous way. He expects this to lead to applications in the fields of logistics, bio-informatics, chip design and machine learning.
3 DIAMANT PhD positions awarded19-12-2017
NWO, following a shortlist provided by the DIAMANT board, has decided to award 3 PhD positions to young DIAMANT members: Dion Gijswijt (TU Delft), Jan Steffen Müller (RUG) and Arno Kret (UvA).