NWO Cluster Nonlinear Dynamics in Natural Systems (NDNS+)

The NDNS+ cluster funded by NWO unites mathematical research on Dynamical Systems in the Netherlands. We focus on applications in the natural sciences as well as fundamental analysis.



There is a PhD position in Topological Data Analysis at the VU Amsterdam. The deadline for application is 15 April 2018.

The annual PhD days will take place on May 24 and 25, 2018 in Lunteren. Register before the deadline on April 23.

There is a vacancy for Professor of Applied Analysis at Radboud Universiteit. Junior candidates are also encouraged to apply for an appointment with track towards full professor.


The 2018 Studygroup Mathematics with Industry will be held in Eindhoven, January 29 - February 2.

There is an opening for a Full Professorship in Applied Mathematics at Utrecht University. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2017.

GAMM-Workshop on the Analysis of PDEs will be held on 27-29 September, 2017. If you plan to attend, do register.

This year's NDNS+ workshop will be held on 12-13 June, at the University of Twente.

The annual NDNS+ PhD days will take place on April 20-21, at Conference Center De Werelt in Lunteren. The deadline for registration is April 2.

On March 30, there will be an Afternoon on Evolution Equations at TU Delft. Follow the link (and then scroll down) for a list of speakers and abstracts. Attendence is free, but send an email to Mark Veraar if you're planning to attend.

The TU Eindhoven has a Tenure track position in Analysis and Probability. The candidate will be jointly appointed in two groups: in CASA, the Center for Analysis, Scientific Computing, and Applications, and in STO, the Stochastics section. This is a new position, created specifically to bring together the communities of STO and CASA. The new appointee will be able to appoint a new PhD student, to work on a topic of her or his choice. Deadline is April 1, 2017.


The RIVM has an opening for a PhD position on modelling health effects on radiation.

There is a PhD opening at the University of Hasselt (Belgium) in the group of Computational Mathematics, on differential equations and/or numerical methods. Deadline for application is 20 May, 2016.

There is a PhD position available at the Vrije Universiteit, on Rigorous numerical methods for equivariant bifurcations. Send your application before 13 May, 2016.

The next STAR Outreach Day will be held Friday April 22nd, at the Amsterdam Science Park Conference Halls. The topic is Earthquake modelling and analysis.

On 4-5 July, 2016, there will be a two-day NDNS+ workshop in Twente.

On April 21 and 22, 2016, there will be a new edition of the yearly PhD days in analysis and dynamics, in Lunteren. This is a great venue for current PhD students to meet each other, and talk about each others' research. Apart from talks and posters on your own reseach, there are also always two invited speakers giving additional lectures.

During the month of March 2016 there will be an intensive research period at EURANDOM, focused on the connections between analysis and stochastics, and more specifically, variational structures and large deviations for interacting particle systems and partial differential equations. The main events are the Young European Probabilists workshop "Large deviations for interacting particle systems and partial differential equations", on 7-11 March; a workshop "Variational methods in probability theory and statistical physics" on 14-18 March, and 21-31 March are reserved for visitors and a three-day closing workhshop "Simulation of rare events".


There is vacancy a PhD position available in symplectic geometry at the University of Utrecht. The deadline for application is December 13, 2015.

On November 23-24, 2015, there will be a workshop on on gradient-flows , large deviations and applications, at Eurandom, TU Eindhoven. Registration deadline October 30.

On October 7, 2015, the second Mini-Workshop on Symplectic Geometry will be held at VU University Amsterdam. It is jointly supported by NDNS+ and GQT and aims at researchers, Ph.D. students and advanced master students.

On July 1, 2015, a mini-workshop on Dynamical Systems will be held at the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University

On 22-23 June, 2015, there will be an NDNS+ workshop at the University of Twente.

On June 1, 2015, there will be a CASA minisymposium at the TUe Eindhoven with speakers Jose Antonio Carrillo de la Plata, Razvan Fetecau and Sander Hille.

This year's NDNS+ meeting for PhD students in Analysis and Dynamics will take place on 23 and 24 April 2014 in Lunteren.

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the TU Eindhoven on theoretical estimates of heat losses in geothermal wells.


On March 12, 2015, there will be a mini-workshop on symplectic geometry in Utrecht.

The 106th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry will be held in Utrecht, 26-30 January 2015, and everyone's invited.

On October 13, 2014, a Mini-symposium Mathematics of Multiscale Materials and PhD defense of Oleh Krehel will take place in the Metaforum Building (lectures) and Auditorium (defence) in Eindhoven; for details see 

There is an opening for a PhD position at the VU University Amsterdam, on "Rigorous computation in dynamical systems".

There is an open PhD position on "Planar Patterns in Discrete Media" at Leiden University.

On the occasion of the 65th birthday of Jan Sanders, a workshop will be held at VU University Amsterdam: An algebraic view of dynamics on Wed 16 and Thu 17 April 2014.

This year's NDNS+ meeting for PhD students in Analysis and Dynamics. The PhD Days in Analysis and Dynamics will take place on 24 and 25 April 2014 in Lunteren.


The CWI has an opening for a tenure track position in Scientific Computing within the Multiscale Dynamics group. Deadline for applications is May 19.

On February 21, 2013, a Mini-symposium Mathematics and Materials and PhD defence of Michiel Renger will take place in the Ceres Building (lectures) and Auditorium (defence) in Eindhoven.

An NDNS+ summer school on Emergent dynamics of discrete and stochastic multiscale systems: simulation and analysis will be held at 17-21 June 2013 at ICMS Advanced Study Center, Eindhoven University of Technology.

On April 25 and 26, 2013, the PhD days in analysis and dynamics will be held in Lunteren.


Two openings for PhD positions on "Cosmic Lightning". One at KVI in Groningen, the other at CWI in Amsterdam.

On November 12, 2012, the Darcy Lecture will be given by Prof. dr. Majid Hassanizadeh at Eindhoven Multiscale Institute.

The STAR and NDNS+ clusters will organise an Outreach Day on Stochastics and Nonlinear Dynamics in the Life Sciences at CWI, Amsterdam, on November 15, 2012.

CASA minisymposium on Fluids and solids interacting over scales will be held on September 18, 2012, at the University of Eindhoven.

mini-symposium on dynamical systems will be held on August 27, 2012, at the University of Utrecht on the occasion of the PhD defense of Jaap Eldering.

The TU Delft has a PhD vacancy for the project Maximal regularity for time-dependent problems. Submit your application before September 7th, 2012.

The opening symposium of the Eindhoven Multiscale Institute will be held on October 24-26 2012 at TU Eindhoven. The Institute was founded early in 2012, and aims to bring together all multiscale science at the university to nucleate and facilitate scientific breakthroughs in this exciting field.

A summer school Analysis, modeling and simulation of collective dynamics from bacteria to crowds is held in Udine, Italy, between July 9 and 13, 2012. See also this dedicated page.

A one-day workshop on Recent developments in the solution of indefinite systems will be held on April 17, 2012, at TU Eindhoven.

On April 18-20, 2012, a workshop Open problems between micro and macro in systems of agents and particles will be held at EURANDOM, TU Eindhoven.

A one day symposium on Delay equations will be held at Utrecht University on March 21, 2012.

A get-together for PhD students, the PhD days in analysis and dynamics, will be held in Lunteren on April 26 and 27, 2012.

The summer school Macroscopic and large scale phenomena: coarse graining, mean field limits and ergodicity will be held at University of Twente, from 18-22 June, 2012.

Check out the programme of the upcoming Dutch Mathematical Congress, held at the TU Eindhoven on April 12, 2012. There will also be a session dedicated to NDNS+.

A new workshop on Extreme events in chaotic systems with applications to the weather will be held at the Johann Bernoulli Institute, Groningen, on 7 - 10 May 2012.

A new seminar on Spatio-Temporal Patterns will be held in Utrecht, on Wednesdays, 13:15-15:00, starting from February 8, lasting until June 13. Intended audience: Master students and (beginning) PhD students.

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The Studiegroep Wiskunde met de Industrie (SWI 2012) and 84th EUROPEAN Study Group Mathematics with Industry takes place 30 January-3 February 2012 in Eindhoven >> Read more