The MCSG aims to create exchanges between companies and universities through a week of work on industrial problems requiring innovative mathematical approaches. Four industries will present open issues on the first day, not necessarily formalized, which constitute an obstacle to their business, a lock that mathematicians can help unlock. Tuesday to thursday, small groups of researchers (PhD students and postdocs) works on these issues and explore different approaches. Each group will be followed by more experienced researchers, but retain complete freedom as to the direction of its work. Friday will be devoted to the presentation of the explored paths in front of the industrialists. We encourage all PhD students, postdoctoral fellows to participate in this week, regardless of their specialty, whether theoretical or applied, whether it matches or not the subjects offered. We just think the confrontation of diverse thematic origins enable the emergence of new and relevant tracks, as well as for academic research for industrial applications.

Each group will prepare a report on the work done. In the following months, these reports will be made ​​available on the HAL repository.

The MESG are an initiative of the GDR CNRS maths entreprises and are now supported by AMIES. They are inspired by the model of the European Study Group for Industry established in the UK in the 1960s and in many European countries.

How to participate ?

This MESG is intended for PhD students and postdocs in mathematics and applied mathematics, regardless if their research areas match or not the problems proposed. A number of scholarships are available to cover the travel and/or stay expenses for the participants.

Registration is not yet open!

The days of projects presentation (Monday, November 12 2018) and restitution of work (Friday, November 16, 2018) are open to all.

Dates and venue

This group will run from Monday,Nnovember 12 at 9am to Friday, November 16 in the building of UFR de Mathématiques. More infomation here.

Detailed program available here.


The project list will be available soon.

scientific commitee

  • Zakaria Belhachmi
  • Frédéric Bertrand
  • Philippe Helluy
  • Myriam Maumy-Bertrand
  • Cornel Murea
  • Yannick Privat
  • Christophe Prud'homme

Organization commitee

  • Frédéric Bertrand
  • Céline Caldini-Queiros
  • Abdelkader Hamadi
  • Myriam Maumy-Bertrand
  • Christophe Prud'homme