Stefan Buijsman

Stefan Buijsman (b. 1995) graduated with a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Leiden at 18 years of age, after which he left for Sweden to pursue a Ph.D. He completed the four-year doctorate program within a year and a half, making him one of the youngest Ph.D.s ever. At present, he is studying the philosophy of mathematics as a post-doctoral researcher. Together with Govrien Oldenburger, he wrote the children’s book The Counting Kingdom.

Pluses and Minuses

Pluses and Minuses

Mathematics and the world around us

(De Bezige Bij, 2018, 208 pages)

Whether we know it or not, the omnipresent technologies in our daily lives are all based on mathematics. Be it traffic lights, Google’s search engine, movie suggestions on Netflix, the espresso machine at your local cafe or the cruise control in your car — they all function using the mathematics we’re taught at school.

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