eScience Center - Lorentz Competition

Each year, the Netherlands eScience Center and the Lorentz Center invite researchers to join the eScience Center – Lorentz competition. The workshop should bring together researchers and experts from the academic community and the public/ private sector.

The winner will organize a workshop at the Lorentz Center@Snellius in Leiden, the Netherlands.


This year the focus is on:
Computational Mathematics for Real-World Applications


New numerical methods and algorithms have the potential to substantially impact technological applications in scientific research. We invite initiatives that will integrate mathematical breakthroughs in research software, in order to solve fundamental problems in any research field.


What we seek

  • an innovative research problem that takes us beyond current boundaries
  • an open and interactive format, with few lectures
  • at least one scientific organizer based within and one outside the Netherlands
  • at least one scientific organizer from academia and one from the public/private sector


What we offer

  • a 5-day workshop for up to 25 people in the second half of 2024
  • 460 h support from the Netherlands eScience Center research software engineers (RSEs) with high-level digital expertise
  • travel and accommodation reimbursements
  • no registration fees or other organizational costs
  • professional organizational support, under the philosophy ‘you do the research, we do the rest’



  • a 1-page expression of interest to by 3 May 2023
  • announcement selection of shortlist before 22 May 2023
  • a full application via the Lorentz Center application portal by 21 June 2023
  • final decision mid-July 2023
  • peer review process: review and feedback by the competition review board; final decision by the Lorentz Center and Netherlands eScience Center directors



Pablo Lopez-Tarifa
Programme Manager Netherlands eScience Center


Wendy van der Linden 
Program coordinator Lorentz Center



Previous Lorentz-eScience call winners



The Dietary Digital twin (DDtwin)
Ilja Arts, Maasstricht University
Natal van Riel, TU Eindhoven
Lydia Afman, Wageningen University
Alwine Kardinaal, TiFN
Ronald Visschers, TiFN
Sarah Berry, King's College




Digital Bastards for a Climate Resilient Delta
Femke Vossenpoel, TU Delft
Stef Lhermitte, TU Delft
Rolf Hut, TU Delft
Marjolijn Haasnootu, Deltares
Xiaoxiang Zhu, Technische Universität München


Boosting (sub) seasonal forecasts with Explainable AI
Dim Coumou, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Maurice Schmeits, Royal Netherlands Meterological Institute (KNMI)
Daniela Domeissen, ETH-Zurich
Jakob Runge, DLR Institute of Data Science
Michael Scheuerer, Norwegian Computing Center



Technologies for Enhanced Documentation of African Languages: creating synergies

Sara Petrollino, Leiden University

Felix Ameka, Leiden University

Daan van Esch, Google

Mmasibidi Setaka, South African Center for Digital Language Resources

Emmanuel Prof Ngue Um, University of Yaoundé 1



Hot but Habitable: Innovating to Adapt to Heat Waves of the Future

Hunter Jones, NOAA

H.A.M. Daanen, VU Amsterdam

Joy Shumake-Guillemot, World Meteorological Organization

Peter van den Hazel, Public Health Services Gelderland & Overijssel



Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

Vincent Lengkeek, Joint Sigint Cyber Unit

Roy Lindelauf, NLDA The Hague
Arnout van de Rijt, Utrecht University

Paulo Shakarian, ASU Phoenix

V.S. Subrahmanian, Dartmouth College



Crowdsourcing for Medical Image Analysis

Lora Aroyo, VU Amsterdam

Alessandro Bozzon, Delft University of Technology

Veronika Cheplygina, Eindhoven University of Technology
Danna Gurari, UT Austin

Zoltán Szlávik, IBM Amsterdam



eWUDAPT: Bringing eScience to Urban Climate Mapping and Modelling

Alexander Baklanov, WMO Geneva

Bert Holtslag, Wageningen UR

Gerald Mills, UCD Dublin
Gert-Jan Steeneveld, Wageningen UR

Natalie Theeuwes, University of Reading


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