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Delft University of Technology

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New Board 2020-2021

posted 15 Jan 2021

M=O(V+I^E) Recommendation: Good Will Hunting (1997)

posted 12 Jan 2021

Martin won Online Chess Tournament 2020

posted 10 Dec 2020

M=O(V+I^E) Recommendation: The Imitation Game (2014) --- A movie about Alan Turing

posted 30 Oct 2020

10 Days Countdown of Workshop Day 2020

posted 06 Oct 2020


15 Jan 2021 New Board 2020-2021

We are glad to announce that the new board is ready to take you to a new adventure with SIAM-SC! Here comes the information about our new board for the year 2021:

President: Hugo Verhelst (

Vice President and Treasurer: Elisa Atza (

Secretary and Webmaster: Kishan Ramesh Kumar (K.RameshKumar-2@tudelft.n)

More information about them has been updated here.

As the previous board, it is time to say goodbye. We would like to thank all of you for your kind support this unexpected year. We hope we still brought you some brightness and fun.

Hereafter, all the activities and events will be organized by the new board, so stay tuned to our news and emails!

12 Jan 2021 M=O(V+I^E) Recommendation: Good Will Hunting (1997)

Wish you a happy and prosperous new year! The year was indeed a roller coaster ride for everyone. Unfortunately, we could meet only once for our usual Movie Night last year. However, as the new tradition, we would like to recommend you another movie to start a new year with some dramatic film of a genius mathematician. As quoted in the movie, ‘‘You’ll have bad times, But it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.’’

We would like to recommend a movie named Good Will Hunting that quotes this life lesson. This movie was released in 1997 and states a story of high school dropout that scribbles down the answers to questions of a great mathematician. With the natural gift of intellect, the protagonist (Will Hunting) of the movie struggles throughout the movie due to child abuse. As a part of deferred prosecution for insulting police officer, Will studies advanced mathematics with the renowned professor that discovers the Will’s talent. He also undergoes therapy in which he reshapes his life by confronting his past life and keeping a futuristic view.

We hope you enjoy the movie. Thank you Dr Kristof Cools for recommending this movie. Please reach out to us if you come across movies/books that are related to science that you would like to recommend to your colleagues.

10 Dec 2020 Martin won Online Chess Tournament 2020

2020 has been an unusual year for everyone. However, we continued to keep few traditions alive. On Thursday, December 10th, 2020, we organized online chess tournament via zoom. We are gald to announce that our faculty advisor Dr. ir. Martin van Gijzen is the chess champion this year with winning every single match. Congratualtions! We thank all the participants for joining us and having a fun evening!

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30 Oct 2020 M=O(V+I^E) Recommendation: The Imitation Game (2014) --- A movie about Alan Turing

Today, the movie we want to recommend was played before at our usual movie night. Personally, we still think, it is worth to watch again. Since without Alan Turing, I am afraid we would suffer much more during this “new normal life”.

The Imitation Game (2014) is based on the 1983 biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. The movie title is taken from the name of the game Alan Turing proposed for answering the question “Can machines think?”, in his 1950 seminal paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”. In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma – which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing’s team, including Joan Clarke, analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.

We hope you will enjoy this movie. If you have any movie or book you want to share with us, please don’t hesitate to send us an email.

06 Oct 2020 10 Days Countdown of Workshop Day 2020

We have happy to announce that there are only 10 days to go for our online workshop day: Non-Linear Equations. All the information can be found here. If you haven’t signed up yet, please scan the QR code in the poster or fill in the google form. We are looking forward to seeing you virtually at our event!

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