Floor Sietsma (20) of CWI in Amsterdam is the youngest PhD in the recent academic history of the Netherlands. Recently elected “Nerd of the Year” by readers of the Dutch magazine Quest, she was 20 years old when she defended her thesis “Logics of Communication and Knowledge” on 13 December 2012 at the University of Amsterdam.

The Warsaw Center of Mathematics and Computer Science (WCMCS) is a joint project of two scientific institutions: the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw (MIMUW), and the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMPAN). The Center is built on the longstanding cooperation, in both teaching and research, between the two. The Center was designated as the “Leading National Research Center” (Krajowy Naukowy Ośrodek Wiodący, KNOW) by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in July 2012. The Center organizes scientific seminars, schools and conferences, and also participates in several research grants.

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