Workshop to honor Jonathan Borwein’s 60th birthday

In honor of Jonathan Borwein’s 60th birthday in May 2011, a workshop on “Computational and Analytical Mathematics” will be held at the IRMACS Center of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Here is a synopsis of the upcoming meeting, taken from
SFU conference announcement:

Having authored more than a dozen books and more than 300 publications, Jonathan Borwein is one of the most productive Canadian mathematicians ever. His research spans pure, applied, and computational mathematics as well as high performance computing. His research continues to have enormous impact: MathSciNet lists more than 2500 citations by more than 1250 authors, and he is one of the 250 most cited mathematicians of the period 1980-1999. He has served the Canadian Mathematics Community through his presidency (2000–02) as well as his 15 years of editing the CMS book series.

Jonathan Borwein’s vision and initiative have been crucial in initiating and developing several institutions that provide support for researchers with a wide range of scienti?c interests. A few notable examples include the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics and the IRMACS Centre at Simon Fraser University, the Dalhousie Distributed Research Institute at Dalhousie University, the Western Canada Research Grid, and the Centre for Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications, University of Newcastle.

As Dr. Borwein turns 60 in May 2011, a great opportunity arises to celebrate this shining example of excellence through a workshop held in his honour. The profound impact his research has had on Optimization, Functional Analysis, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Number Theory, and Experimental Mathematics is certain to attract high-caliber scientists from a wide range of mathematical fields. The workshop will be an excellent opportunity to survey the state-of-the-art in these areas, and to discuss promising research directions and approaches.

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