ESGI 2001

40th EUROPEAN STUDY GROUP WITH INDUSTRY

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9th - 12th April 2001
Department of Mathematics, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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GENERAL INFORMATION

ESGI (European Study Group with Industry) is Europe's leading workshop bringing together academic mathematicians and industrial and commercial companies. These week-long workshops have been held annually since 1968 and were previously known as the Oxford Study Groups with Industry,where leading mathematicians were attracted to work on industrial problems.

The problems were in areas such as heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, granular materials, electromagnetic fields, financial mathematics and option trading and other processes amenable to modelling using continuum mechanics. But in principle there are no limitations on the types of problems that can be addressed or the types of mathematics which can be used in these workshops. All those interested in mathematical modelling and the solution of current real-world problems are invited to participate.


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FORMAT

ESGI2001 will be the 40th in the long-established series and will provide a forum for technical problems to be discussed with leading UK and international applied mathematicians. Approximately 70 mathematicians, including postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students, are expected to attend. The intensive research discussions are inevitably wide-ranging and stimulating as mechanisms and mathematical models are identified for a given process.

The Study Group is based on the discussion of about six specific problems brought by industrial and commercial representatives.The representatives present the problems to all the participants on the opening day of the workshop. The following days are devoted to problem solving, each by a group of applied mathematicians in partnership with the representative presenting a given problem. Experts in various mathematical fields will be involved with the problems during these days.Preliminary theoretical and computational results are presented and discussed on the final day, and printed reports will be ready a few weeks later. The particular methods,expertise and emphasis applied to each problem, can vary significantly. Past experience shows that all participants gain most benefit and the problem analysis remains sharply focussed on the desired outcomes, if the company representatives remain involved with the group discussions throughout the workshop.

Previous participation has resulted in highly successful and long-lasting collaboration between numerous companies and academic mathematicians on research development and production.

The organisers can now announce that costs of registration and accommodation for UK academics, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduates are covered by external funding. Such participants have only to cover their travel expenses.


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PROSPECTIVE PROBLEMS

Modelling the flow and temperature distribution in fan-chilled rooms
FOOD REFRIGERATION AND PROCESS ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP

Shock-free supersonic flight
Scott Rethorst, VEHICLE RESEARCH CORPORATION

Analysis of a vibrating needle curemeter
RAPRA TECHNOLOGY LTD (formerly RUBBER AND PLASTICS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION)

Aircraft departure sequencing
NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES LTD

Protein evolution
PROTEIN CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, KEELE

Noise from water leaks in pipes
MECON, CAMBRIDGE


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PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Venue: Hawthorns Meeting Room Complex, Keele Management Centre.

Plenary sessions will be held in the SPODE ROOM of the Complex.

The MINTON ROOM of the complex will be equipped with computers with full network facilitites, i.e. e-mail, internet, etc.

All catering will be served in Hawthorns Restaurant adjacent to the Keele Management Centre.

Sunday 8th April

13:00 onwards

Room keys available from Keele Management Centre

 

Monday 9th April

07:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

08:00 - 09:10

Registration, Hawthorns Foyer

08:15 - 09:25

Opening, The Right Honourable Lord Stafford, Pro-Chancellor, Keele University

09:25 - 09:30

Welcome, Professor Graham Wilks, ESGI 2001 Chairman

09:30 - 10:00

Problem 1

10:00 - 10:30

Problem 2

10:30 - 11:00

Problem 3

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Coffee

11:30 - 12:00

Problem 4

12:00 - 12:30

Problem 5

12:30 - 13:00

Problem 6

13:00 - 14:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Formation of Problem Teams

15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Tea

17:00 - 18:00

Drinks Reception, Hawthorns Restaurant

18:30

Dinner

Evening

Bar

 

Tuesday 10th April

07:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

09:00 - 11:00

Group Work

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Coffee

11:30 - 12:30

Talk 1

13:00 - 14:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Group Work

15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Tea

17:00 - 18:00

Summary Session

18:30

Dinner

Evening

Bar

 

Wednesday 11th April

07:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

All Day

Group Work

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Coffee

11:30 - 12:30

Talk 2

13:00 - 14:00

Buffet Lunch

15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Tea

18:30

Dinner

Evening

Bar

 

Thursday 12th April

07:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

09:00 - 11:00

Final Reports

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Coffee

11:30 - 13:00

Final Reports

13:00 - 14:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00

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VENUE

Keele University was the first new United Kingdom university of the twentieth century, established with degree giving powers in 1949 as the University College of North Staffordshire. Independent University status was granted in 1962. It is the UK's largest integrated campus university and occupies a 617 acre estate, the central feature of which is Keele Hall.

Keele Hall

Keele is established as one of the UK's top academic conference venues. In 1999 and 2000 Keele Conference Park was voted Best UK Academic Conference Venue by Meetings and Incentive Travel Magazine.

ESGI2001 will take place in the syndicate rooms of the Keele Management Centre and quality accommodation for participants will be provided close by within the Conference Park.


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REGISTRATION

To register please use the Web Registration Form.

Alternatively you can download a hard copy (144.3 Kb postscript file) of the registration form and send it to the address below:

ESGI2001 address:  ESGI2001
Professor Graham Wilks
Department of Mathematics
Keele University
Staffordshire ST5 5BG
UK
ESGI2001 e-mail:  g.wilks@keele.ac.uk
ESGI2001 fax:  +44 (0)1782 584268
ESGI2001 telephone:  +44 (0)1782 583256

Please register early to facilitate arrangements.


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ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION FEES ARE WAIVED FOR UK academics, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students.

ESGI2001 is fully residential including overnight accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Standard and en-suite accommodation is available within an easy 5 minute walk of the Study Group venue. The fees cover overnight accommodation on the evening of Sunday 8th April 2001 through to lunch on Thursday 12th April 2001.

Accommodation Fee (Sunday to Thursday, excluding Sunday dinner)
Standard £185
En-suite £215

Additional nights bed and breakfast can be arranged Standard £33, en-suite £42.


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TRAVEL

Comprehensive advice on travel to Keele can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk/university/travel.htm.


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ARRIVAL

On arrival participants should report to the Keele Management Centre which is located in the Hawthorns complex of the Keele Conference Park, see http://www.keele.ac.uk/university/campus/maps/hawth.htm.


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UPDATES

These web pages will be continually updated to provide details of the developing programme and the problems to be presented at ESGI2001.

In due course the Final Reports will also be posted on these pages.


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FURTHER INFORMATION

Requests for further information should be addressed to:

Professor Graham Wilks
Chairman
ESGI2001
Department of Mathematics
Keele University
Staffordshire ST5 5BG
UK
 
Tel: +44 (0)1782 583256
Fax: +44 (0)1782 584268
E-mail: g.wilks@keele.ac.uk

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