Phos “Fate”: Where have all the nutrients gone?

Phosphate is a limited resource vital for global agriculture. Dr Iain Moyles and Dr John Donohue from MACSI in the University of Limerick discuss their work funded by Science Foundation Ireland (13/IA/1923) on mathematical modelling of nutrient flow in soil. During the podcast Iain and John describe the phosphate crisis which acknowledges that phosphorus is a […]

ESGI 128 Blogs: Analog Devices and Vehicle Damage

Analog Devices Problem Day 1 We started the day with registration and coffee – an opportunity to meet the other attendees, and discuss which problems we were thinking of working on. Following an opening address from UL president Desmond Fitzgerald, five industry representatives presented their problems individually. Each seemed interesting and intriguing, with opportunities to […]

ESGI128 – Registration Closes May 26th

Problem statements for the 128th European Study Group with industry are now available  ESGI128 is organised by MACSI to be held in the University of Limerick, Ireland and will take place from 11-16th of June.  Registration will close on Friday 26th of May 2017. Full-board accommodation will be provided to all participants on campus.  The […]

European Study Group with Industry (ESGI128) June 12-16th in Limerick

MACSI looks forward to welcoming ECMI members to Limerick for the 128th European Study Group with Industry. The 2017 Irish Study Group takes place on the earlier dates of 12-16th of June. Registration, details of already registered participants can be found on our website   Problem statements have begun appearing online. We will have a wide variety […]

MACSI and Rusal Aughinish Alumina Announced as a Finalist for KTI Impact Award 2017

A consultancy project between MACSI in the University of Limerick and Rusal Aughinish Alumina has been announced as a finalist for the Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Award 2017. The KTI Impact Awards recognise and showcase the success in knowledge transfer carried out in Irish Higher Education Institutions and publicly funded research organisations.  The awards […]

Why do bubbles in Guinness go down?

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, it is the best time to recall some interesting physics associated with Ireland’s favourite drink, Guinness. Anyone who has ever tried Guinness knows that bubbles in it sink. In fact, in one’s everyday life, one rarely comes across a more counter-intuitive phenomenon, challenging equally the imagination of a university […]

The rise and (potential) fall of Leicester City

Depending on one’s political outlook, 2016 may be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Yet before all the doom and gloom of Brexit, Trump etc. etc., came the remarkable sight of Andrea Bocelli, clad in Leicester City attire, treating the supporters at the King Power stadium to a pre-match concert in celebration of their miraculous […]

A new approach to understanding human behaviour

My name is Susan Fennell and I am a first year PhD student. My area of research is social psychology, the study of how a person’s feelings and behaviour are affected by society. Up until recently, it was thought that a person’s behaviour is affected by the norms present in society but that they do […]

How do they do it in other countries? Industrial and academic collaborations that is!

Simon Kaar For the individual, the pros of working in an academic setting are that you get to ask your own questions, questions that are interesting to you personally. No one is telling you what to do, how to do it, or for that matter keeping track of your time in any way. As long […]

Mathematics-in-Industry NZ Study Groups How we do it in New Zealand

Mark McGuinness, Adjunct Professor, University of Limerick, Professor of Applied Math, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ   Mathematics in Industry Study Groups have been very successful in Australia and New Zealand every year since 1984, when the Ockendons from Oxford toured our countries and got them started. They have now given birth to the MINZ Study Groups […]