Poul G. Hjorth (b. 1955) M.Sc. (Mathematics), University of Copenhagen 1982; Ph.D.(Mathematical Physics) University of California 1988. Research fellow at Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California San Diego 1988-1989. Associate professor of Mathematics at Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) since 1994. Visiting Professor at The Maresk McKinney Institut for Production Technology, 2004. DTU Teaching Award, 2010. Editor of the Danish Mathematical Society Newsletter MATilde. Lecturer at the Danish Open University in Copenhagen. Organiser for 20 years of Danish Study Groups with Industry. Executive Director for European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI). In addition to industrial applications of mathemtics interested in mathematicics in culture and culture in mathematics.