Mathematics for Industry Network – 2 years on

As the Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET) prepared to launch their 3rd year of events we considered it timely to reflect back on our achievements. Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET) was set up as a COST Action in May 2015. Our main objective is to facilitate more effective widespread application of mathematics to all industrial sectors, by […]

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 […]

PhD opportunities – University of Bath

There are two opportunities for fully funded PhD research at the University of Bath, Department of Mathematics. Both PhDs will be in collaboration with Syngenta and will start in October 2017. “Modern statistical techniques for assessing and predicting herbicide performance” led by Vangelis Evangelou  “Mathematical modelling for safe, yet effective, pesticide development and usage” led by Jane Whitein collaboration […]

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 […]

Students Project: Modeling X-ray tomography using low power lamps

In the occasion of celebrating 100 years of Radon transform, we were asked to model X-ray tomography experiments in a seminar room. The examples took place in the Computational Science Center (CSC) at the University of Vienna, Austria, under the supervision of Otmar Scherzer. The tomographic system was replaced by an overhead projector, modeling the […]

Summer School in Mathematics at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE Budapest)

The Institute of Mathematics of the Eötvös University is organizing a one week long summer school in mathematics entitled “Higher mathematics through problem solving”. Although mathematics is much more than just going through a series of drill problems — posing new questions, building new theories, applying the existing tools to other areas of science are […]

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 […]

Invite to attend MACSI10 Event – Ireland

We are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to MACSI10, an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI).  This FREE workshop will be held at the University of Limerick, Ireland on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of December 2016.  MACSI10 aims to […]

Industrial case-studies with the InFoMM CDT

I am in my second year of study with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM). In this program, we undertake a year of training in cutting-edge mathematical techniques and learn about many aspects of industry, before choosing and working on our DPhil in years two to four. A highlight […]

Liquid Crystals, Elastomers and Biological Applications SIG

Liquid Crystals, Elastomers and Biological Applications Special Interest Group Organisers: Dr Apala Majumdar, University of Bath, UK and Prof. Nigel Mottram, University of Strathclyde, UK