A brief introduction
My name is André Vanderbauwhede.
I am in my early sixties,
and I live with my wife Anita in
a small town in the southwestern
part of Flanders (Belgium), not too far from the border with France.
I am a mathematician, retired from the
University of Ghent ("Gent" in Dutch), about 35 km north of the place where I live. My earlier professional life consisted of
teaching and doing research; since I retired only part of the research remains.
My research activities center around the theory of dynamical systems;
they include quite a bit of travelling and once in a while some longer
stays outside of Belgium; in recent years I spent quite some time at the
of the University of Sevilla.
I am also one of those "Mac fanatics", and I
like to try out all kind of programs on one of my (too many) computers.
During the summer period (and when I am home) I enjoy our garden,
and from time to time I take over the kitchen from my wife to prepare
lunch or dinner. And I never refuse a good glass of wine...
What you can find on these pages
Most of what you can find on these pages is directly related to my former teaching and
research job at the University of Ghent, and to the more professional parts of my retired life.
But as time goes by and pages get changed once in a while some details from my private life may filter through.
Also, when I publish some photo galleries of conferences and other scientific
events I have attended, necessarily a certain amount of social and therefore
private elements will appear. Still, the main purpose of these pages is to keep interested people informed about my professional life; at the same time I hope
to create for my own records a (hopefully reliable) account of my meanderings
through a sometimes hectic existence.
Wat je op mijn Nederlandstalige webpagina kan vinden
Het is de bedoeling dat er ooit een min of meer volledige vertaling van mijn
engelstalige website naar het nederlands komt; gezien de hoeveelheid tijd die ik reeds gespendeerd heb aan het uitbouwen van de engelstalige versie vrees ik echter dat het nog geruime tijd zal duren vooraleer de nederlandstalige versie
er effectief komt. In de tussentijd zal ik mijn
oude nederlandstalige website