Industrial Mathematics in Europe

Conference paper
Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI, volume 1)


In this paper, we give an overview of the development of industrial mathematics in Europe. The advent of activities is in the 1970s, when, especially in Oxford, the potential of applications of mathematics was realized by Alan Tayler and co-workers, and the very successful study groups with industry were started. It led to discussions about European organisations such as ECMI, started in 1987, to a number of reports on mathematics in industry, to commercial institutes exploiting mathematics for industrial applications, and, finally, to a new organisation that was recently founded, EU-MATHS-IN. It is felt that it is important to share these experiences and activities with colleagues, anticipating that mathematics in industry will be a key enabling technology leading, in many respects, to a better world.


Industrial mathematics Mathematical sciences Virtual design environments Data science Computational science Studygroups mathematics with industry 


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© Springer Japan 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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