Mathematicians wanted!

12 December 2016

SWI (Study Group Mathematics with Industry) is looking for mathematicians from both industry and academia to participate in the workshop during the week of 23-27 January 2017 at Amsterdam Science Park.

SWI is a combined industrial–academic week-long workshop sponsored by NWO and STW where roughly fifty to eighty mathematics work in groups on problems submitted by companies and other organizations outside academia. Companies present a selection of problems on Monday. The participants devote the entire week to studying these problems in smaller groups, and presents their results on Friday.

The format follows the original Oxford model, dating back to 1968, which is used worldwide in similar study groups. Six companies present each present their problem on Monday. The participants devote the entire week to solving these problems in smaller groups. During the week groups maintain contact  with the problem owner to ensure that their efforts stay targeted at the problems posed by the companies. All groups present their work on Friday morning. Reporting after the week is done through popular proceedings (written by a professional technical writer and targeted at a general audience) as well as scientific proceedings (written by the participating mathematicians and targeted at a technical audience).

All mathematicians from PhD level and higher are welcome to participate in the study groups of SWI 2017.  You can register on the registration form

Participation is free of charge, including the lunches and dinners mentioned in the program. Accommodation can be arranged for participants from outside the Amsterdam region.

Source: NWO