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The ESGI (European Study Group with Industry) is Europe's leading workshop
for interaction between applied mathematicians and industry.
These week-long workshops have occurred at least annually since 1968 (originally
as the Oxford Study Groups with Industry) and attract leading academic
and industrial mathematicians to work on industrial problems.
Problem areas include those involving heat and mass transfer, fluid
flow, granular materials, electric fields, financial-derivative
pricing, image processing, optimization, population change, and many processes amenable to modelling by continuum mechanics.
ESGI provides a forum for:
|Exploiting the expertise of leading applied mathematicians to find solutions to industrial problems|
|Clarifying and clearly formulating a problem|
|Bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas|
|Brainstorming on mechanisms and methodologies|
|Finding state-of-the-art solution procedures|
Past industrial participants have found that ESGI has:
|Found solutions and insights into existing industrial problems|
|Established lasting and productive working links with research applied mathematicians|
|Raised and investigated research issues of long-term significance|
|Expanded employment opportunities and company profiles with postgraduate students|
|Stimulated greater awareness in the wider community of the power of mathematics in providing solution paths to real-world problems|
The week-long workshop attracts over 80 mathematicians from a wide range
of backgrounds to work on the selected industrial problems.
A training course runs concurrently with the workshop providing wider
background material on new mathematical research topics related to
the industrial problems.
On the first day, Tuesday, the industrial representatives outline their
project and their objectives.
The next couple of days are devoted to brainstorming, modelling and solving
the problems closely guided by the industrial representative.
Participants are free to apply their expertise to any of the
On the Friday the progress and recommended routes forward are
Reports on the problem deliberations are produced after the
meeting. (Some reports from the 30th
and 32nd ESGI's are available.)
In 1999 the 34th European Study Group with Industry
will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh
from the 6th to the 9th of April.
If you would like to have some more information about study groups have a look at the following sites:
|ESGI'97 - 1997's European study group, held at the University of Bath|
|ESGI'98 - 1998's first European study group, held at the University of Southampton|
|ESGI32 - 1998's second European study group, held at the Technical University of Denmark|
|ESGI33 - 1998's third European study group, held at Leiden University|
|The Australian study group at Queensland University of Technology|
|The Thirteenth Annual Workshop on Mathematical Problems in Industry held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|AIMS, Applied Industrial Mathematics in Scotland.|
|OCIAM, the Oxford Centre of Industrial Applied Mathematics.|
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