Students often wonder what they can do with adegree in mathematics,
because mathematics is often applied on the background. Even so,
many of the theories and applications of great mathematicians
of the past are nowadays easily implemented
in software. Still, while it may seem that a lot of
mathematics is not used in modern day society,
it is still applicable in quite an extensive range of
applications. That is why this year, we want to give the
students a view of this wide range of applications, as
mathematics is not only theoretical. In the modern era
that we live in, mathematics is applied in every part of
society: encryption, fluid dynamics, or even making
predictions of the growth of a specific population.
For these reasons, this year's theme of the NWS will be: Modern World Mathematics. Participants of the symposium are given a peek of the fine arts of mathematics in modern-day society. The lectures and cases will therefore mainly focus on real life applications of mathematics.