In the framework of the Gravitation Programme NETWORKS a wonderful symposium on Networks took place in the public library of Amsterdam on 16 October. The symposium was organized by Michel Mandjes (UvA, KdVI), Ella Uijtdewilligen (Dutch Academy of Sciences) and Frank den Hollander (Leiden University).
What do transport, communication and energy networks have in common? How effective are they? How vulnerable are they? How can they be searched and optimized? How does information or an epidemic spread over a network? This symposium seeked answers to these questions through a series of lectures, intended for a broad audience.
Presentations were given by Monique Laurent (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and Tilburg University), Nelly Litvak (University of Twente and Eindhoven University of Technology), Jacobien Carstens (UvA, KdVI) and Stella Kapodistria (Eindhoven University of Technology).
The titles and abstracts, and the links to the recordings can be found on the NETWORKS website.
NETWORKS started in the summer of 2014 as a 10-year programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science through the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), hosted by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Leiden University (UL), and the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam.The programme covers a broad range of topics dealing with stochastic and algorithmic aspects of networks.