The 2019 Mathematics in Industry Study Group workshop will be held in Adelaide at the City West campus of the University of South Australia, from 21-25 January 2019. The workshop will move to Newcastle in 2020.
Unfortunately, we have had a difficult time securing suitable industry problems this year, and have had some late withdrawals. Rather than cancel the event, we propose to run a smaller event where we work on the Explorer Challenge.
The data for this problem is publicly available, and we have a geologist to help out on the problem.
The format of the event will be the same as a conventional study group—we will hear about the problem on the first day, and then split into teams who can compete against each other to devise and test solution methods over the next three days. Final solutions will be presented on the Friday morning. Some teams may even go on to enter the real Explorer Challenge.