The format of a Study Group is a week long meeting (Monday - Friday) where a number of companies on the first day of the meeting each present a research problem they believe to be of a mathematical nature. Each such problem is taken up by a group of mathematicians who, together with the company representative, work towards the solution of the problem, through Thursday afternoon. Friday is used to present in a plenary session the results from each of the problem groups.
At the latest two months after the meeting, a final report on the results of all the groups is sent out to all participants.
The reasons for the continuing success of the Study Groups are simple: The industrial participants get, for a very modest sum, a highly qualified `think tank' of mathematicians to focus on their particular research problem. Besides a full or partial resolution of the problem, the companies establish useful contacts with international researchers. The academics benefit from new ideas and challenges from the real world, providing inspiration for both education and their own research.
The success criterion for a Study Group is that participating companies experience the meeting as useful and that it brings them a significant step closer to the resolution of their problem. For the upcoming meeting we also have the goal that it will establish closer ties between Danish Industry and Danish mathematicians.
|Company submitting a problem||DKK||10 0001|
|Individual industrial participant||DKK||1 500|
|Individual academic participant||DKK||1 500|
|Accommodation during the meeting (pr. person):|
|Shared double room in Ph.d-guest house2||DKK||250|
|Single room in Ph.d-guest house||DKK||350|
|Shared double room in hotel2||DKK||1 500|
|Single room in hotel||DKK||3 000|
Breakfast can be bought on campus for approx. DKK 20.
Lunch can be bought on campus for approx. DKK 30.
Daily dinner is included in the fees.
Deadline for submission of
registration form is 20 July 1998.
The meeting starts Monday 31 August 1000 and ends Friday 4 September 1300
Check-in Sunday afternoon and Monday morning 900-1000.
The industrial problems will be published 1 August 1998, on theWWW-address http://www.mat.dtu.dk/ESGI32.
For further information contact:
Department of Mathematics
DTU, Bygning 303
Fax: (+45) 4588 1399