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Industrial Mathematics workshop - day 2

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  • UserDr David Allwright, Oxford University, & Dr Robert Leese, Smith Institute
  • ClockThursday 20 September 2012, 09:00-16:00
  • HouseMR14.

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This workshop is aimed at PhD students. If you would like to attend please email

This workshop will give you a sense of the mathematical problems that are being met by mathematicians working in industry. It will also illustrate how, in a non-academic setting, mathematical research is communicated to stakeholders and customers.

Presenters: Dr David Allwright, Oxford University, and Dr Robert Lees, Smith Institute. Facilitators: Other members of DAMTP to be confirmed.

Day 1: You will be put into groups and presented with a small selection of mathematical problems from industry to work on and try to solve. These problems have previously been worked upon by teams of industrial mathematicians, and their work will be presented to you to familiarise you with potential solutions and how successful those solutions were.

Several talks will be given to explain each of the problems and to summarize the lines of enquiry that the industrial mathematicians took to solve these problems, along with the lines of enquiry that remain unexplored.

Day 2: There will be no presentations on this day. Instead, you should work in your groups to consider what lines of attack are possible, and to come up with suggestions for further work that are aimed at addressing the business needs more fully or more successfully than the industrial mathematicians solutions.

Academics from DAMTP will be available should you need assistance.

Day 3: In your groups, you should present your ideas for further work in a way that explains (in a convincing way) what the possible industrial benefits of their suggested approach would be.

You should, in your groups, develop a research proposal to solve a particular problem that you will need to present to the ‘customer’ in a compelling way.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Centre for Analysis talks series.

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