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Communicating about new mathematics, the different approach

Franka Buurmeijer  

When faced with the challenge to communicate about a new field of research, you can't rely on a traditional approach. Scientific results are not available yet and there isn't a clear view on the necessary science. The Networks-project in the Netherlands is such an example. The aim of this project is to develop new mathematics and computer science techniques on the theory of large scale networks such as energy, transportation and communication. The project offered an unique possibility to communicate about science in a wide sense, not the result, but the process, societal relevance and elementary skills. The nature of the project forced us to take a different approach.

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