# Mathematics meets Industry day 2018

Mathematics meets Industry at the 2nd Mellroth-Muntean day (MIMM® day) at Karlstad University. Companies propose scientific challenges. Teams of mathematicians consisting of senior researchers, doctoral and university students as well as upper secondary students work together to come up with solution strategies to the proposed problem.

**12TH OF DECEMBER AT KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY**

**Aim:** Three companies propose one scientific challenge each to the mathematicians, i.e. problems handling relevant unsolved current technological or societal issues in search for a suitable solution. See the Uddeholm problem here, the Rolls-Royce problem here, and the Sogeti problem here.

**Approach:** During the MIMM® day, teams will be formed to attack the industrial problems. Each team will be composed of mathematicians with very different levels of seniority, i.e. senior researchers (1), doctoral students (1-3), university students (2-3) and upper secondary students (2-3). The problem owners from each of the companies will also join the teams. The working language will be English.

Senior researchers, doctoral and university students enrolled in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at KAU have priority in registering to the event. However, the participation is open to all scientists or university students from KAU or from elsewhere in Sweden.

Upper secondary pupils studying science or technical programs, or another comparable direction in a Swedish school, are welcome to join. Participants must be creative and show interest in mathematics. Please write a brief motivation letter and explain why you want to take part in the MIMM® day. A short recommendation letter from a mentor or a teacher in mathematics, physics or technics is appreciated.

The last day to register was November 30.

**Costs:** There is no cost to participate in the MIMM day. Karlstad University invites you for fika, lunch and dinner. If your participation involves travel and accommodation costs, then these would need to be covered by yourself. If this cost hinders your participation, contact Elisabet Mellroth.

**Time: **The MIMM day starts off at 9:00 with the presentation of the problems and ends with the presentation of the tentative solutions and then with dinner at ca. 17h30.