African Mathematics Seminar: TITLE:  Applied Mathematics Applied

TITLE:  Applied Mathematics Applied
SPEAKER:  Poul G. Hjorth, Technical University of Denmark
TIME: 3:00PM Nairobi (GMT+3)


The ancient and vast art of Mathematics is practiced and developed in many ways around the planet. I will discuss here a fairly novel type of collaborative workshop, where applied mathematicians work together to tackle challenges of modelling and computation, posed to the mathematicians by companies and institutions outside academia. Known as Study Groups with Industry (SGI), these workshops began about 50 years ago in the UK, and have since spread around the world. I will describe the format and give some examples of the variety of solutions that I have encountered over the years.