SANDER HUISMAN, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POF-TNW, RECENTLY WON THE WOLFRAM INNOVATOR AWARD FOR HIS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE USE OF MATHEMATICA IN PHYSICS EDUCATION, ESPECIALLY IN THE FIELD OF FLUID MECHANICS.
The Wolfram Innovator Award is a recognition for individuals who have demonstrated innovative and effective applications of Wolfram technologies. Sander's dedication to integrating Mathematica into education has not only enriched his work but has also had a positive impact on how we share knowledge and inspire students. Sander has also created numerous functions that can be found in their function repository.
Having used Mathematica for 20 years, Sander frequently employs it to create figures and animations for his fluid mechanics lectures and presentations. In the future, he plans to create even more interactive visualisations for his classes and contribute further to their function repository.
He also uses Mathematica recreationally to produce generated art for the annual GENUARY event. This online event encourages people to share their (computer-generated) 'art' throughout January (January + Generative art = Genuary). Sander explains, "The idea is quite simple; every day in January, a prompt is given, and then you can creatively interpret it: still or moving, with or without sound, depending on what is fitting or possible. I discovered it two years ago and started participating; it's very interesting to see what other people create. However, it's a hobby for just one month of the year. "
New suggestions for Genuary-art will be available on the Genuary-art website in about a month and a half.
This award is evidence of Sander's exceptional skills and dedication to promoting innovation in Applied Physics. His work in using Mathematica in fluid mechanics has not only captured the attention of the Wolfram community but has also had a lasting impact on how we convey, teach, and understand complex physics concepts.
For more details about Sander's achievement and the Wolfram Innovator Award, please visit the Wolfram blog.