Volker Mehrmann (ICIAM Officer-at-Large) writes about strengthening industrial mathematics in Dianoia:

Why is an area of mathematics that is so important, attracting so little attention and acknowledgement? Where are we failing?

- What makes industrial mathematics difficult?
- Things that ICIAM and mathematical societies can do to promote industrial mathematics.
- Things that governments and funding agencies can do to promote indutrial mathematics.

We should try to do work on the mathematics that is needed in practice and not just on the mathematics that we know how to do.

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