The 102nd European Study Group with Industry was hosted by University College Dublin, Ireland, 30th June - 4th July 2014. The final reports are available here
ESGI are week-long problem-solving workshops which provide a unique opportunity for interaction between mathematicians, scientists and industry. They bring together leading mathematicians from a wide range of backgrounds to work intensively on real-world problems. We expect to be able to accommodate 4-8 industry problems, which will be tackled by 50-100 academics ranging from PhD students to professors. Originating in Oxford in 1968, ESGI have since been held several times a year across Europe, and were first brought to Ireland by MACSI in 2008.
The format of the workshop is as follows:
Day 1: Industry representatives present their problems to the academics and students
Day 2-4: Academics and students work with industry representatives to solve their problems
Day 5: Academics present their final results
A few weeks after the study group, a report describing in detail the work of each group is written and given to the corresponding industrial partner.
More information can be found in What is a Study Group?