The University of Newcastle will be holding a conference to commemorate the life and work of Laureate Professor Jonathan Borwein, whose contribution to mathematics and the mathematical community has been vast, and cut short by his unexpected passing earlier this year: http://experimentalmath.info/blog/2016/08/jonathan-borwein-dies-at-65/.
The conference will be held 25-29 September 2017 at one of Jon’s favourite venues, “Noah’s on the Beach” overlooking the ocean at Newcastle. Registration will be available shortly at https://carma.newcastle.edu.au/meetings/jbcc/.
The breadth and impact of Jon’s achievements in mathematics and its advocacy are extraordinary. These will be commemorated in five themes around which the conference will be organised:
- Applied Analysis, Optimisation and Convex Functions, chaired by Regina Burachik
- Education, chaired by Judy-anne Osborn and Naomi Borwein
- Experimental Mathematics, chaired by David Bailey
- Financial Mathematics, chaired by Qiji (Jim) Zhu
- Number Theory, Special Functions and Pi, chaired by Richard Brent
Each theme will be opened by a keynote address by the chair or delegated key collaborator of Jon in the area, reflecting upon Jon’s work in the field and its impact. All talks are by invitation. Anyone interested in speaking should contact the chair of the relevant theme or the overall conference chair to request an invitation. While we will do our best to fit you in, the number of talks is limited and we expect interest will be high, so don’t be disappointed if we are unable to accommodate you.
A proceedings will be published by Springer, edited by Brailey Sims.
When: 25 – 29 September 2017
Where: Noah’s On The Beach, Newcastle, NSW