Across a five day workshop, the 116th European Study Group with Industry brings mathematicians and industrialists together to work side by side to solve the real and important issues that companies are facing today.

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11-15 April 2016


University of Durham

Following the success of the 107th European Study Group with Industry, which took place at the University of Manchester in March 2015, we are pleased to announce that the next UK edition of the European Study Group will take place at the University of Durham, from 11-15 April 2016.

First day

Representatives from industry present problems to academics.

Next three days

The mathematicians work with the industrialists to brainstorm ideas.

Final day

The mathematicians give presentations on the progress made.

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Problem information
  • Photo credit: Thorkild Christensen
  • Photo credit: Thorkild Christensen
  • Photo credit: Thorkild Christensen
  • Photo credit: Thorkild Christensen
  • Photo credit: Thorkild Christensen


Companies from diverse industries have a possibility to benefit from the insights gained through mathematical analysis of their problems.

Present your problem to the lead mathematicians to brainstorm new ideas and work towards practical solutions. Each company will benefit from the work carried out by the participants, the interaction with academics, and the written report on the problem.

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Study groups provide a unique opportunity for academics to work with industry to come up with new ideas and potential solutions for real problems.

Academic participants with backgrounds in all strands of mathematics are welcome and encouraged: we expect ESGI116 to feature different problems that will be amenable to a wide range of different mathematical techniques.

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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
09:00 Registration Group Work Group Work Group Work Presentations
09:45 Introduction
10:00 Problems
11:00 Tea and coffee break
11:30 Problems Group Work Group Work Group Work Presentations
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Problems Group Work Group Work Group Work Finish
15:30 Tea and coffee break
16:00 Group Work Group Work Review session Group Work
18:30 Reception Dinner ESGI banquet Dinner
Sponsored by Smith Institute


ESGI116 will be held at the University of Durham.

Dept of Mathematical Sciences
Durham University
Lower Mountjoy
Stockton Road
Durham DH1 3LE

 +44 (0) 1483 579108

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Sponsors and supporters
Smith Institute for industrial mathematics and system engineering
Durham University