Opening Symposium Eindhoven Multiscale Institute

October 24 - 26, 2012


The EMI looks back at a successful opening symosium which was held on October 24-26 2012 at the TU Eindhoven. There were great speakers, and their presentations spanned a wide range of multiscale-related topics. But most importantly, there were participants from many different disciplines, from within the TU/e and from outside. Connecting people across discplinary boundaries is one of the aims of the EMI - and this symposium succeeded very well in that respect.

The speakers were:

  • Peter Bolhuis (University of Amsterdam)
  • Wim Briels (University of Twente)
  • Harald van Brummelen (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Jan Carmeliet (ETH Zürch)
  • Sergio Conti (Bonn)
  • Erik van der Giessen (University of Groningen)
  • Martin van Hecke (Leiden University
  • Hans Kuipers (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Andro Mikelic (Université Lyon)
  • Jan Nordbotten (University of Bergen/Princeton University)
  • Alfio Quarteroni (Ecole Polytechnique Féderale/Politecnico di Milno)
  • Karsten Reuter (Technische Universität München)
  • Federico Toschi (Eindhoven University of Technology) 

On October 24th, 2012, the Eindhoven Multiscale Institute was formally opened by performing a multiscale experiment (see video). The three pairs of hands are those of TU/e rector Hans van Duijn, the first EMI director Harald van Brummelen, and ICMS scientific director Bert Meijer.