Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2015

SWI 2015 was held 26–30 January at the Mathematical Institute, Utrecht University. Problems were submitted by Philips, SKF, MobiDot, KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute),  NMGroup and the Netherlands Cancer Institute.


Organisation committee SWI 2015:

Rob Bisseling,
Martin Bootsma,
Jason Frank,
Ross Kang (Nijmegen),
Tobias Müller — chair,
Alessandro Sbrizzi,
Christian Spitoni,
Paul Zegeling.

The workshop follows a traditional format. Companies present a selection of problems on the Monday. The participants devote the entire week to solving these problems in smaller groups. Each group presents their work on the Friday. Wednesday evening is the conference dinner. On Thursday night there is pizza to fuel preparation of the final presentations.

It is opened by Marjan Oudeman, Chair of CvB UU, on Monday morning at Boothzaal, UBU (Heidelberglaan 3). Working rooms are situated in Hans Freudenthalgebouw (Budapestlaan 6). Closing presentations take place on Friday, back in the Boothzaal.

For more information, consult the final programme (pdf).

For quick travel information, see the UBU travel advice; to help in orientation, here is the UBU building, as viewed from the Heidelberglaan bus stop. If needed, a parking pass may be arranged beforehand by contacting swi2015uu@gmail.com. Many participants stay at the Mitland hotel, which is close to stop Oorsprongpark on bus line 28. Note that eduroam is available all over the campus, but make sure to set this up before leaving your home institution.

Monday: Introduction day
09:30 – 10:00 Arrival and coffee/tea Boothzaal of Utrecht University Library
10:00 – 10:10 Opening by Marjan Oudeman (President, Executive Board of Utrecht University) Boothzaal of Utrecht University Library


Tuesday: Kickoff day
09:00 – 12:30 Group Discussion Freudenthal Building


Wednesday: Reunion Day
11:00 – 15:00 Welcome Somewhere


Some photos taken during the event are collected in a gallery. Photo credits due to Margriet Jansz (STW).

The event attracted coverage from RTV Utrecht and Radio EenVandaag:

There is an article (in Dutch) in Technische Weekblad.

A popular proceedings has been prepared and is available here (in Dutch).

For all queries, email swi2015uu@gmail.com.


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