What is ESGI?

Learn more about previous ESGIs in Dublin, the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry, or learn about study groups

  • A week-long problem-solving workshop which provides a unique opportunity for interaction between mathematicians, scientists and industry.

  • Brings together leading mathematicians from a wide range of backgrounds to work intensively on real-world problems.

  • Consists of 4-8 industry problems, 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.

Comments from ESGI 102 industry participants

  • "The ESGI workshop allowed us to develop the mathematical equations behind our process, leading to an improved understanding of key process parameters." Eoin Keane, Senior Process Engineer, RUSAL Aughinish, Ireland.
  • "Thank you very much for the material. I am impressed that it was possible to perform simulations to this extent in one week." Fionn Iversen, Drilling and well modelling, International Research Institute, Stavanger, Norway
  • “I would endorse the whole concept of the Mathematics Study Group with Industry. If you have a problem with a mathematical element to it, give it a try.” Gerry Stanley, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of Ireland

Guest lecture

Jacob Rubinstein, Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology and Indiana University.

Workshop format

The workshop participation fee is €5,000. For small and medium-size Irish companies, the fees can fully or partially covered by the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

  • Pre-workshop : Once a problem is agreed, the organising committee will assist in writing a short problem description

  • Day 1: Companies present their problems to academics

  • Days 1 - 4: Group work, modelling and problem solving closely guided by industry representatives

  • Day 5: Each group reports results of their work and recommends routes towards problem solutions

  • Post workshop : Written report of week's findings delivered, optional follow-up site visit