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Tom H. Koornwinder
University of Amsterdam (UvA),   Faculty of Science
Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdV Institute)



Professional status and Research interests

I am professor emeritus of mathematics (analysis). My primary research interests are: Special functions and orthogonal polynomials
See a short CV (pdf; last modified October 6, 2020).
See my mathematical ancestors tree.




Dutch math

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Upcoming events

Past activities

Past conferences on Special Functions, Lie theory, etc.

My past teaching (mostly in Dutch)

My old lecture notes (partially in Dutch)

Activities on occasion of my formal retirement

The NWO project "Hall Algebras and Macdonald Polynomials"

The NWO project "Algorithmic Methods for Special Functions by Computer Algebra"

Airy function
NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions.
I was involved jointly with Roelof Koekoek (Delft University of Technology), René Swarttouw (VU University Amsterdam) and Roderick Wong (City University of Hongkong) in writing Chapter 18, Orthogonal Polynomials. This Handbook and Digital Library have appeared in May 2010.

Memorial issue of SIGMA for Vadim Kuznetsov.
I was one of the guest editors.

Papers dedicated to Tom Koornwinder, Indagationes Mathematicae, New Series 14 (2003), No. 3-4;
In connection with the Workshop on Special Functions, Representation Theory and Applications, Amsterdam, 25-27 August 2003, on the occasion of Tom Koornwinder's 60th birthday.

Workshop on Special Functions, Minneapolis, 5-7 August 2002, during the conference FoCM'02. This workshop was organized by Adri Olde Daalhuis and me.

My former PhD students

Some special days at KdVI (co)organized by me

Korteweg-de Vries Institute in the past

Pictures of mathematics events

Mathematics in fiction, on gable stones and in quotations