- Winner CECAM-Lorentz call 2020 -
22 - 26 February 2021
It has been claimed that Quantum computers have crossed the supremacy barrier , solving a problem intractable
on classical computers in any reasonable amount of time. However, the problem in question, random quantum circuit simulation,
is of little interest to the wider world.
Last March, the Dutch Mathematical Congress (NMC 2020) was cancelled due to COVID-19; a hard decision, but the proper one, since the “intelligent lockdown” was initiated a week later. Since it is not clear if NMC 2021 can take plan on location, the organizing committee has composed a programme containing various online activities at different times during the year: we proudly present the NMC 2021 Series !
The NMC Series 2021 consists of: Speed dates with Industry (online)
Two days with keynote lectures and parallel sessions (online, if possible hybrid: online and at Van Der Valk Hotel Utrecht). The keynote lectures will be delivered by
The Brouwer Medal will be awarded to David John Aldous (University of California, Berkeley).
The Beeger lecture will be given by David Harvey (UNSW, Sydney).
Two other events are still being planned within the the NMC 2021 Series: A “What’s Cooking” session with updates from the Platform Wiskunde Nederland (PWN), the PWN Committee Research, and European Women in Mathematics; and the “Docentendag”.