3 May 2019 from 13:00 to 17:30

Annual Symposium "Connecting Mathematical Methods across Utrecht University" - Edition 2019

Researchers from different research areas often use similar mathematical techniques and struggle with similar problems. Nevertheless, the various fields involved develop in most cases without being aware of each other’s progress and of the existing state-of-the art tools used by mathematicians. The aim of this annual symposium is therefore to bring together the people at Utrecht University that apply quantitative methods in their research and in that manner stimulate interaction and cross-fertilization. For the edition 2019, we have again composed a programme that is accessible to a broad audience, consisting of a number of talks in which mathematical methods are used for biology, economics, informatics, linguistics, and veterinary medicine. Participation is free, but registration by 1st May is kindly requested. 

Link to the edition 2018


13:00-13:25    Lunch

13:25-13:30    Opening
                             Prof. dr. Ieke Moerdijk

Veterinary Medicine & Linguistics:

13:30-14:00    Decision modelling for the future: complex animal - disease interactions and computational optimization on dairy farms
                             Dr. Miel Hostens    Abstract    Slides

14:00-14:30    What makes a language a human language? Mathematical perspectives on Universal Grammar
                             Dr. Meaghan Fowlie    Abstract    Slides

14:30-14:45    Break

Biology & Informatics:

14:45-15:15    Stochastic processes in biology
                             Dr. Rutger Hermsen    Abstract    Slides

15:15-15:45    Dynamic nearest neighbor searching and its applications
                             Dr. Frank Staals    Abstract    Slides

15:45-16:00    Break


16:00-16:30    Explaining women’s subjective well-being: the role of  the reference group
                             Dr. Elena Fumagalli    Abstract    Slides

16:30-17:30    Closing and networking


Location: Centre for Complex Systems Studies, room 4.16, Minnaert Building, Leuvenlaan 4, De Uithof, Utrecht

The lunch is FREE for all the participants, but please register by Wednesday 1 May.

Start date and time
3 May 2019 13:00
End date and time
3 May 2019 17:30