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On 17 January 2020 Alfons Hoekstra held his inaugural lecture, entitled 'Kunnen wij uw toekomst voorspellen?'

Alfons Hoekstra Photo: Dongwei Ye

Can your future be predicted? An intriguing question, which is not about predicting 'the' future, but 'your' future. That may be tomorrow's weather at the location where you are, but also, for example, how your health will be in the near or not so near future, or how our well-being might be in the urban environment where most of us live today. In his inaugural lecture, Alfons Hoekstra shows that within his field of Computational Science & Engineering the question can be answered with a cautious 'yes'.