ESGI 160



16-20 August 2021


ESGI (European Study Group with Industry) is Europe's leading workshop bringing together mathematicians and industrial companies. These week-long workshops have been held annually since 1968 and were previously known as the Oxford Study Groups with Industry, where they attracted leading mathematicians to work on industrial problems. In Denmark these workshops are conducted alternately at DTU and SDU.

Companies submit mathematical problems for the study group to solve; often in the form of a modelling or an optimization problem. Participants work in groups around each problem, presenting the results of their efforts to industry at the end of the week. A written report on each problem is drawn up and presented to the companies.

Important facts

Partaking companies pay a fee for submitting a problem.

There is no participation fee for academics and Ph.D. students.

Registration is done by email to the organisers.

In 2021, due to the pandemic situation, a large part of the workshop will be carried out on-line.

PhD Course

Associated with the study group, is a Ph.D. course: Applied Mathematics in Industry (02940). This 5 ECTS course includes participation in the study group, and begins four days before the 'regular' study group with three 1-day lecture courses in various topics.
In 2021, the ph.d. course days will be August 12, 13, and 14. The course will be conducted at DTU, Kgs. Lyngby.

For ESGI 160 the lecturers are:

* 12/8 Thomas Stidsen,
Technical University of Denmark
Elements of Operations Analysis

* 13/8 David O'Sullivan,
University of Limerick,
Network Analysis: core concepts and case studies with data

* 14/8 Kim Knudsen,
Technical University of Denmark
Inverse Problems for Engineers

Ph.d. course description

Industrial Problems

* Problem 1 - GUBRA: Specificic Fluorescence Degradation in Tissue

* Problem 2 - LIGHT BUREAU: Ice Formation on Suspension Bridges


Lars Duggen
Christian Henriksen
Poul G. Hjorth
Henrik Gordon Petersen
Mads Peter Sørensen
Christian T. Veje