"Witten Zeta functions and Hilbert Matrices"
Laureate Prof Jon Borwein

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 12:00 pm, Thu, 5th Mar 2015


CARMA Discrete Mathematics Seminar

"The number of maximal state circles of plane graphs"
Dr Yuqing Lin

Location: V106 Mathematics Building
Date: 2:00 pm, Thu, 5th Mar 2015


CARMA Colloquium

"Topological games, Cantor sets and Diophantine approximation: An introduction"
Stephan Harrap

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 4:00 pm, Thu, 5th Mar 2015

CARMA Colloquium

"Geometry and Dynamics"
Andreas Hamel

Location: TBA
Date: 4:00 pm, Wed, 11th Mar 2015

These are the events in the next 7 days. For more, see the events page.


UoN Report: "AMSI Summer School success"

A story about the recent AMSI Summer School appears in the latest Microbytes, the newsletter of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. Well done Jeff and Juliane!

AMSI Summer School concludes for 2015

From AMSI: Students from all over Australia (and one participant from Kolkata) converged on the sunny University of Newcastle for AMSI’s Summer School in the Mathematical Sciences.... [READ MORE]

Congratulations to Cameron Rogers

Cameron received an Honourable Mention for his talk "Using Random walks to estimate the shape of Folner Sets" at the 8th Australia and New Zealand Mathematics Convention in Melbourne last week.


Selected quotation

On the other, his judgments could be pointed: the 1970s was intellectually the bleakest decade of the century: structuralism and deconstructionism came to the fore because their "inherently difficult vocabulary had achieved a level of expressive opacity that proved irresistibly appealing to a new generation of students and their teachers."

(Geoffrey Wheatcroft)

In Tony Judt's 2010 Guardian Obituary and quoting his remarkable 2005 book Postwar. More from the obituary: "You don't have to be Jewish to understand the history of Europe in the 20th century," Judt wrote, "but it helps." .... In two books, Judd used lines from Camus as epigraphs: "If there were a party of those who aren't sure they're right, I'd belong to it," and "Every wrong idea ends in bloodshed, but it's always the blood of others." They could stand as the mottoes of his own sadly abbreviated but splendid life's work.


Membership to CARMA offers many benefits and is available by invitation to all University of Newcastle academic staff. Associate membership, also by invitation, is available to external researchers and practitioners for three-year renewable terms. Associate members are expected to visit CARMA with some frequency, typically for a total of three to four weeks in a year, and to be involved in one or more ongoing research projects with CARMA members. CARMA is able to assist with the travel and living costs of such visits.