Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)
CWI is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands and is an institute of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). CWI has a strong international position and is renowned for its high quality research. It's strength lies in the discovery and development of new ideas, and the transfer of knowledge to other scientific areas, society at large and trade and industry in particular in area’s such as payment systems, cryptography, telecommunications, public transport, smart energy networks and meteorology.
CWI was the birthplace of the European internet and registered one of the first country domains in the world, ‘.nl’. CWI also invented the popular programming language Python improved the design of the Dutch train timetables. Recent highlights include breaking the MD5 internet security system and research into smart grids to secure our future energy supply.