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2018-11-29

Mathematical Modelling of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can have a radical impact on someone’s quality of life. A burn injury in the neck, for example, can cause a contraction that makes it impossible for someone to lift his or her head. Complications such as hypertrophic scars and contractions can occur as the result of burn injuries. In the first-place, hypertrophic scars cause aesthetic problems. In the case of hypertrophy, the scar is thicker and more elevated than normal. The second class of complications, an excessive contraction, often causes reduced mobility of the joint of the patient.
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2017-11-23

Mathematics in software

Simulation of the world around us by numerical computation has improved a lot in the past decades. Together with Johan Dijkzeul we will look back at this period.
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2017-10-27

Woudschoten Conference: Highlight for Applied Mathematicians

The forty-second Woudschoten Conference was held at the Woudschoten Conference Centre, Zeist, The Netherlands from 4-6 October 2017.
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2017-06-02

The next step in solving the wave equation efficiently

The propagation of waves through a medium is described by the famous wave equation. This is a partial differential equation that is not easy to solve. The time-independent form of the wave equation is called the Helmholtz equation.
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2017-02-02

Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2017

This year the Study Group Mathematics with Industry took place in Amsterdam, from January 23 till 27. Bas van ‘t Hof and Jok Tang, two of VORtech’s mathematical consultants, attended the SWI this year.
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