Modelling deep-sea oil spills

(by Rachel Philip.) In a deep-sea oil spill, a broken pipe near the seabed (containing a mixture of oil and water) can result in the release of a high-speed jet into the surrounding ocean. The jet’s shearing motion will typically cause the oil to break up into smaller droplets, which are then more easily dispersed […]

Slower than usual transport in porous media

In the last decade a number of researchers have found that in some materials (such as zeolite or building bricks) the moisture diffusion follows a slower than usual pace and thus its transport becomes subdiffusive. There is a wealth of literature on the experimental side of the subdiffusion, but its crucial nonlinear aspects are described […]

Ulam Computer Simulations Workshop. Challenges & Opportunities in Molecular Simulations

Ulam Computer Simulations Workshop ( was held at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv on 21-24 June 2017, 70 years from the invention of the Monte Carlo method – nowadays widely used to solve problems in various fields of physical and life sciences, engineering, finance, statistics, mathematics, etc. The conference was organized by Institute […]

Dynamics of the capillary rise: a peculiar occurrence of oscillations

My name is Mateusz Świtała and I am at my fifth year on Faculty of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland. My subject of study is Applied Mathematics and I am also giving tutorials in mathematical software programming. This work with younger students is very rewarding and inspiring for further […]

Partnering event in Norway between mathematicians in academia and industry

A special gathering for promoting exchange of views and network building between academics and industrial researchers was organised as part of the conference Math meets industry held in Trondheim, Norway, on September 22nd and 23rd 2016. The conference was an initiative of NTNU in collaboration with ECMI and Nor-Maths-In (the Norwegian network of mathematics in industry […]

NTNU: Chorafas-prize to Olav Møyner

Olav Møyner has been awarded the Chorafas-prize 2017 (for a complete list of the prize winners see Prizewinners2017). Olav Møyner defended his thesis at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in December 2016 . His supervisors were Helge Holden and Knut-Andreas Lie.  The title of the thesis was Next Generation Multiscale Methods […]

Mathematical modelling of the Germasogeia aquifer

by Dr Katerina Kaouri, Dr Raka Mondal, Dr Sourav Mondal and Graham Benham    Water is a scarce, precious commodity in Cyprus and in the wider Mediterranean region. While seeking suitable challenges for the 1st Study Group with Industry in Cyprus (125th European Study Group with Industry), Dr Katerina Kaouri approached the Cyprus Water Development Department (WDD), […]

European Study Groups with Industry – what’s the point?

In January I attended my first industrial maths study group: focused on agri-food and co-hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation. Study groups are, usually, an intensive week of brainstorming and problem-solving by mathematicians and industry representatives. The agri-food study group was a condensed format over three days and […]

Bath’s Institute for Mathematical Innovation: model evolution

How can universities better release the potential that mathematics holds as an ‘underpinning technology’? How can we remove the common obstacles that hinder collaborations with external organisations? How do interdisciplinary projects and collaborations themselves benefit mathematics and statistics? These questions are particularly pertinent at the moment due to the review of knowledge exchange in the […]

Industrial Maths in Barcelona (and Limerick)

Over the next 2 weeks we will showcase various research projects in Spain, with an obvious focus on Barcelona and a less obvious focus on Limerick. This is due to a number of recent exchanges between researchers from CRM and MACSI. Also, U. Limerick recently hosted the 128th ESGI and so we expect various contributions […]