Congratulations to the 2023 eScience Center – Lorentz Competition winners 

19 Jul 2023 - 3 min

Each year, the eScience Center and the Lorentz Center join forces to organize a competition that brings together researchers and experts from the academic community and the public/private sector. The eScience Center – Lorentz Center competition encourages applicants with an innovative research problem to apply for the opportunity to organize a workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden. This year’s theme was ‘Computational Mathematics for Real-World Applications’.  

We are thrilled to announce the winners: 

A Time Warp in Digital Chemical Discoveries 

Modeling the Formation of Respiratory Aerosols 

The Lorentz Center will support this year’s winners in organizing a five-day workshop for up to 25 people with input from eScience Center research software engineers. The workshop for ‘A Time Warp in Digital Chemical Discoveries’ will be held 2-6 September 2024, and the ‘Modeling the formation of respiratory aerosols’ workshop will be held 23-27 September 2024. Both workshops will be held at the at the Lorentz Center@Snellius venue in Leiden.  

Congratulations to this year’s winners:  

A Time Warp in Digital Chemical Discoveries  

Titus van Erp, Norwegian University of Science and Technology  

Roberto Covino, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies  

Rosa Bulo, Software for Chemistry & Materials  

Peter Bolhuis, University of Amsterdam 

Modeling the Formation of Respiratory Aerosols 

Chantal Darquenne, University of California, San Diego  

Wilbue de Kruijf, Thaerapy BV  

Anna-Carin Olin, University of Gothenburg  

Stefen Hickel, TU Delft  

Stravos Kassinos, University of Cyprus 

The Lorentz Center and the Netherlands eScience Center thank all applicants who took the time to submit their proposal. The level of competition was very high this year and we were impressed with all submissions. 

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