Communicating about new mathematics, the different approach
Author: 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.