# Industrial problems

Many situations arising in industrial contexts are a source of
interesting problems in Mathematics and Physics these days. Ranging
from more classical problems involving control theory and mechanics,
for instance, to combinatorial optimization, statistical and stochastic
analysis, etc, these problems vary in difficulty from the more or less
straightforward to interesting open questions. While the latter case is
obviously interesting from a mathematical point of view, the former
situation offers a unique chance to transfer *mathematical
technology* to the outside world, showing the importance of this
area in today's society.