Mathematical Institute Newsletter
December 2002
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Agenda and announcements

  • Christmas buffet dinner on December 19
    On Thursday December 19 there will be a Christmas buffet dinner for the employees of the Mathematical Institute and their partners. The buffet dinner will be at Hotel Het Witte Huis, Wilhelminapark 33, Oegstgeest. It starts at 6:30 pm.
    If you have not yet done so, you are kindly asked to inform Tineke Bakker-Bouma (room no. 211, tel. 7111, email before December 13 whether you wish to take part in this buffet dinner or not and for how many people you wish to make a reservation.

  • Workshop Representations of Lie groups, harmonic analysis on homogeneous spaces and quantization
    Place/time: Lorentz Center, December 9-13, 2002
    Coordinators: G. van Dijk and V.F. Molchanov (Tambov, Russia).

  • General Colloquium
    December 4, 4:00-5:00 pm, Gorlaeus complex, lecture hall C1:
    Prof. H.W. Lenstra (Universiteit Leiden, University of Berkeley): Escher and the Droste effect
    (In cooperation with the Seminar on Recreational Mathematics organized by Chris Zaal)
    December 12, 4:00-5:00 pm, room 174:
    Dr. A.J. Lenstra (Universiteit van Amsterdam, EURANDOM Eindhoven): On Information bounds

Personal notes

  • Guests:

    Guests of Prof.dr. G. van Dijk:

    - V.F. Molchanov (Tambov, Russia),    December 2, 2002 - February 2, 2003
    - M. Wakayama (Fukuoka, Japan),   December 7 - 18
    - J. Arazy (Haifa, Israel),   December 7 - 14


  • Working visits/visits to conferences:
    - G. van Dijk will visit the "2002 Twente Conference on Lie Groups", December 16 - 18.

  • Technical reports:
    MI 2002-27   Lambertus Adrianus Peletier and Vivi Rottschäfer
    Large time behaviour of solutions of the Swift-Hohenberg equation

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