SWI 2019

What would you ask a bright mind?

The  Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2019 was held at the Wageningen University & Research from January 28 to February 1, 2019. Topics went from traffic lights to towings tanks, from chips to carbon filters and from force plates to 3D prints in concrete. Sixty mathematicians gathered at Wageningen University & Research to solve six questions from companies – in one week.

“An inspiring week full of diverse real-world problems begging for some math.”
Lense Swaenen, participant SWI 2019


SWI 2020: solving problems for companies

If you could borrow a group of talented mathematicians for a week, what would you have them do? The Study Group Mathematics with Industry is a combined industrial-academic workshop where mathematics is used to tackle problems presented by companies and other organizations outside academia. Roughly sixty mathematicians, both from industry and academia, gather during the week to collaborate intensively on industrial problems. Participating in the SWI leads to new insights for the company or confirmation of company insights by experts. The week also allows companies to become acquainted with students and evaluate them for future employment. SWI 2020 will be held at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg.

More information can be found at the SWI2020 pages.



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12-02-2020 - To my pleasure and great surprise the SWI-group rather quickly came with a fruitful approach to address and solve the customer-sorting center connection problem! Without going into detail, important ingredients of their solution were to use the degrees of freedom in the problem to construct very neat linearly increasing supply lines to minimize sorting costsRead more

Participating Mathematicians