ESGI 160


DTU 17-21 August 2020


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 submission a problem is DKK 25.000.

There is no participation fee for academics and Ph.D. students.

Registration is done by email

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.

Industrial Problems

* Company 1: Problem 1

* Company 2: Problem 2


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-


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