ESGI 129


21-25 August 2017


ESGI (European Study Group with Industry) is Europe's leading workshop bringing together mathematicians and industrial companies. These week-long workshops have been held annually since 1968 and were previously known as the Oxford Study Groups with Industry, where they attracted leading mathematicians to work on industrial problems. In Denmark these workshops are conducted alternately at DTU and SDU.

Companies submit mathematical problems for the study group to solve; often in the form of a modelling or an optimization problem. Participants work in groups around each problem, presenting the results of their efforts to industry at the end of the week. A written report on each problem is drawn up and presented to the companies.

Important facts

The fee for submitting a problem is DKK 25.000. Contact one of the organizors by email for information on how to submit a problem.

* There is no participation fee for academics and PhD students.
* Accommodation is free for academics whereas students must cover their own accommodation.
* Coffee, lunch and dinner is free for all participants.

Complete this form to register and reserve accommodation. Deadline Sunday August 6 2017.

The ESGI and PhD course will take place at Graasten Landbrugsskole in the beautiful countryside of Southern Denmark.
The venue has convenient on-site accommodation and a variety of lesiure activities.

PhD Course

In connection with the study group, there is a Ph.D. course: Applied Mathematics in Industry. This 5 ECTS course includes participation in the study group, and begins four days before the 'regular' study group with three 1-day lecture courses in various topics.

Course description.

For ESGI 129 the lecturers are:

* 17/8 Associate Professor Søren Peder Madsen,
Aarhus University
Selected Topics in Optimization

* 18/8 Associate Professor Uffe Høgsbro Thygesen,
Technical University of Denmark
Stochastic Differential Equations: Theory, Applications, and Computations

* 19/8 Konstantin Filonenko,
University of Southern Denmark
Topics of mathematical modeling

Abstracts for the course content

Industrial Problems

* Pointsource: Estimating harmonic and intermodulation distortion from a loudspeaker

* CC Jensen: Optimal pricing of products in a global distribution network

* Amarna Ltd: Modelling social change with hypercomplex numbers

* AlfaLaval: Power recovery from rotational fluid flow


09:00RegistrationGroup workGroup workGroup workGroup work
10:00Problem Pres.Group workGroup workGroup workPresentations
11:00Problem Pres.Group workGroup workGroup workPresentations
13:00Group workGroup workGroup workGroup work-
14:30 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee-


Poul G. Hjorth
Christian Henriksen
Henrik Gordon Petersen
Christian T. Veje
Mads Peter Sørensen
Lars Duggen