University of Newcastle mathematician and Laureate Professor Jonathan Borwein is one of 17 scientists across Australia in 2010 to be elected to the Fellowship of the prestigious Academy of Science.
The Fellowship comprises Australia’s top scientists, recognised for research that has had a profound impact on the world’s scientific knowledge in fields including medicine, physics, . . . → Read More: Borwein elected to Australian Academy of Science
March 29. Borwein participated in the Distinguished Lecturer Series in Mathematics and Applications at the University of South Australia, speaking on “Entropy and Projection Methods for Inverse Problems”. For details, see Announcement and Abstract.
Abstract: I shall discuss in “tutorial mode” the formalization of inverse problems such as signal recovery and option pricing; first as . . . → Read More: Borwein participates in Distinguished Lecture Series at University of South Australia
On 8 Mar 2010 Jonathan M. Borwein gave the First Plenary Lecture on “Exploratory Experimentation and Computation” (Lecture) at the 2010 German Mathematical Society meetings in Munich. An associated paper, co-authored with David H. Bailey, is here: PDF.
The mathematical research community is facing a great challenge to re-evaluate the role of proof . . . → Read More: Borwein gives lecture “Exploratory Experimentation and Computation”
Jonathan M. Borwein of the University of Newcastle (NSW, Australia) and Jon D. Vanderwerff of La Sierra University (California, USA) have published a new book “Convex Functions: Constructions, Characterizations and Counterexamples.” CARMA site | CUP site. Synopsis:
Like differentiability, convexity is a natural and powerful property of functions that plays a significant role in many . . . → Read More: Borwein and Jon Vanderwerff publish “Convex Functions”
On 3 Mar 2010 David H. Bailey of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab gave a “distinguished seminar” at the University of Delaware entitled “Computing as the Third Mode of Scientific Discovery.” The full lecture is available here: Online presentation.
The latest state-of-the-art scientific computer systems have achieved over 1 “Pflop/s” (one million billion floating-point arithmetic . . . → Read More: Bailey gives lecture “Computing as the Third Mode of Scientific Discovery”
News Flash: CNN’s online Tech Report mentions David Bailey, Jonathan Borwein and Peter Borwein in a feature article on Pi Day (Mar 14). New Scientist also published an article on Pi Day:
Elizabeth Landau, “On Pi Day, one number ‘reeks of mystery’,” CNN, 12 Mar 2010, available at Online article. Jacob Aron, “Pi day: Five . . . → Read More: CNN Pi Day article mentions David Bailey, Jon Borwein and Peter Borwein
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