Improving the Industrial/Mathematics Interface [chapter]

Jean P. F. Charpin, Stephen B. G. O'Brien
2013 New ICMI Studies Series  
Mathematicians and industry can mutually benefit from a closer collaboration. There are numerous examples of advantageous cooperation around the world, a good example being study groups with industry. The concept of modelling is central to the practical applications of industrial and applied mathematics. The refocussing of our mathematical resources in mathematical modelling is desirable, essential even, for the regeneration of economic success. So why are mathematicians who participate in
more » ... trial mathematics in the minority and what can be done to improve the situation? The answer must lie in the training: mathematics curriculums at all levels need to be redesigned to reflect the ever-growing interest in mathematical modelling and provide our students with the basic skills necessary to become real modellers.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02270-3_19 fatcat:pkhdcyj3nvbq7lfh7o7mpievry