The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) has published in February 2008 a special issue of Mathematics Today on industrial and applied mathematics.
The concept behind this special issue was developed by John Ockendon and Dave Broomhead (Mathematics Today editor) last June, when John gave his talk on Industrial Mathematics and received the IMA Gold Medal. It was agreed quickly that this area of mathematics was under-reported; so together Dave and John agreed to make this topic the subject of a Special Issue.
Several eminent mathematicians were called to address a range of issues related to the theme.
"In an increasingly evidence-based machine, mathematics must constantly explain why it is of benefit and how modern mathematics research achieves the measurable outputs that the Treasury wants to see to continue increasing levels of funding." David Youdan, Executive Director Mathematics Today.
The full list of articles by title and author is as follows:
- Stimulating mathematics-in-industry by J R Ockendon
- Promoting knowledge transfer in the UK by Alasdair Rose
- Inverse problems in industry by W R B Lionheart
- Mathematics in industry - a personal perspective by Colin Sillence
- Confessions of an industrial mathematician by Chris Budd
- Ubiquitous mathematics by Shail Patel
- Successful applications of statistical modelling to betting markets by Stephen R Clarke, Michael Bailey, Stefan Yelas
- Biomedical mathematics and industry:past,present and future by Helen Byrne
- Discrete mathematics in industry by David Allwright
The Industrial Mathematics KTN has some extra copies of this Mathematics Today Special Issue on industrial applied mathematics. If you would like a copy please send an email to our Administrator Gillian Hoyle.