This year's industrial sandpit saw presentations from Leonardo, BGS, Schlumberger, NPL and Moody's Analytics and covered diverse topics ranging from models of laser light in the atmosphere, medical ultrasound, economic modelling to volcano eruptions. Underpinning these were some challenging problems in mathematics related to analysis of PDEs, mathematical modelling, large scale simulations and stochastic analysis.
The talks were all very clear and well-targeted and gave an excellent flavour of how mathematics is used in different organisations. A number of presenters mentioned the opportunity for placements and potential for further collaborations. There was some lively discussion during the presentations and the exchange of ideas continued at the reception afterwards. Some photos of the event can be found in the gallery.