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, 2015--2017, 2017-2019.


Mathematics cluster DIAMANT

Upcoming events

NMC / Diamant symposium
3-4-2018 - 5-4-2018

News - more news

3 DIAMANT PhD positions awarded

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).
Read more.

DIAMANT funding continued

The funding of all four mathematics clusters has been continued by NWO. For the coming two years 85 kE will be available in each cluster.
Read more.

NWO Call for Tenure Track positions

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

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.