CARMA supports the formation of the National Research Centre by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. CARMA will be a foundation partner in the Centre when it is launched in 2016.



Numerical Analysis for FEM and BEM

10:00 am, Mon, 29th Aug 2016
V205, Mathematics Building

The goal of this workshop is to present current and planned research activities in the fields of numerical analysis for finite element and boundary element methods. For more information please visit the workshop web page.

BMath Lunch

12:30 pm, Tue, 30th Aug 2016
Purdue Room, Great Hall

Lunch will be provided, and academics will attend to talk to students about courses, honours and summer project possibilities, etc.

Memorial Service for Jon Borwein

4:30 pm, Wed, 21st Sep 2016
Noah's On the Beach (Newcastle, NSW)

Please RSVP by e-mail to

CARMA Retreat

9:00 am, Tue, 27th Sep 2016
(Location to be decided)

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

Vale Jon Borwein

Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, director and founder of the CARMA Research Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday the 2nd of August. Jon was a towering figure in mathematics, supervising numerous students and post-doctoral fellows, organising workshops and conferences, and acting as a mentor and collaborator across the globe. His academic output was staggering, publishing over 500 scientific papers and twenty eight books. Since arriving in Australia, his impact on mathematical research both here at Newcastle University and across the country cannot be overstated.

The following links show the esteem Jon was held in and expand upon the story of his life.

While CARMA will continue the legacy which Jon built, we know that Jon is truly irreplaceable both as a mathematician and as a person. A memorial service celebrating his remarkable life and achievements will be held on Wednesday, 21st September.


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.