Participating universities: RU, RuG, TUD, TU/e, UL, UT, UU, UvA, UvT, VU
Associated research institutes: Eurandom, CWI
The name “WONDER” is an abbreviation for the Dutch word “wiskunde onderzoekschool”. “Wiskunde” (“the art of knowing”) is the word that Simon Stevin coined in the 16th century as a dutch equivalent of “Mathematics”. But of course, “WONDER” is also a word in its own, a “feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.” WONDER is about experiencing this wonder everyday, in doing, and learning to do, mathematical research.
Our logo is a superposition of a parabola and a hyperbolic cosine; the great Dutch mathematician Christiaan Huygens discovered that the latter is the correct curve followed by a freely hanging rope, not the former.
12 December: WONDER afternoon, Technical University Eindhoven.
8-12 December: WONDER mini-course on Berkovich Skeletons by Johannes Nicaise (Leuven) and Sam Payne (Yale).
16-17 April: Workshop An Algebraic View of Dynamics on the occassion of Jan Sanders 65th birthday at the VU University, Amsterdam
24-24 April: PhD Days in Analysis and Dynamics in Lunteren
Advanced Master Courses
Moduli Spaces (WONDER/GQT), C. Faber (UU)
week 6-21 on Thursdays from 14.00-16.45
Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (WONDER/NDNS+), A. Muntean (TUE), J.L.A. Dubbeldam (TUD)
Rational Points on Varieties (WONDER/DIAMANT), R.M. van Luijk (UL), S. Dahmen (UU)