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Posted in June 2012

Toma Klos elected as Computer Science Teacher of the Year 2012

This week TU Delft Computer Science students elected Tomas Klos as their best teacher, again, same as last year!


Last year he recorded a short video for his TU Delft wide election:

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His course Reasoning and Logics (in Dutch) is available as OpenCourseWare.

New courses published in the minor ‘Stedenbouw in de Delta

We’ve just published 4 courses in the ‘Stedenbouw in de Delta’ minor (Faculty of Architecture). The minor is all about designing urban areas in water rich contexts. The minor (and it’s courses) are in Dutch.

Within this minor 4 courses have been published: 

Prof. Kouwenhoven explains discovery Majorana particle


Tuesday June 12, 16.00 h, Prof. Leo Kouwenhoven will give a lecture on the Majorana particle. The lecture is organised by the student association of the study Applied Physics (VvTP) and will take place in Lecture room B of the TU Delft Aula. De lecture is open for all, and intended for those interested in physics:

Tuesday June 12, 16:00, Aula Congress Centre, Room B.

Prof Kouwenhoven will address the question what the Majorana particle means for science and the relevance to the development of the quantum computer. Prof. Kouwenhoven’s group got widespread media attention in April, following their publication in Science on the discovery of the Majorana fermion.

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Learn more about the discovery of the Majorana Partical.

New Course Published: Bed, Bank and Shoreline Protection

Today a new course on Bed, Bank and SHoreline Protection has been published. This course is part of the Hydraulic Engineering Master. The course is about:

"Design of shoreline protection along rivers, canals and the sea; load on bed and shoreline by currents, wind waves and ship motion; stability of elements under current and wave conditions; stability of shore protection elements; design methods, construction methods. Flow: recapitulation of basics from fluid mechanics (flow, turbulence), stability of individual grains (sand, but also rock) in different type of flow conditions (weirs, jets), scour and erosion. Porous Media: basic equation, pressures and velocities on the stability on the boundary layer; groundwater flow with impermeable and semi-impermeable structures; granular filters and geotextiles. Waves: recapitulation of the basics of waves, focus on wave forces on the land-water boundary, specific aspects of ship induced waves, stability of elements under wave action (loose rock, placed blocks, impermeable layers) Design: overview of the various types of protections, construction and maintenance; design requirements, deterministic and probabilistic design; case studies, examples Materials and environment: overview of materials to be used, teraction with the aquatic environment, role of the land-water boundary as part of the ecosystem; environmentally sound shoreline design."

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