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.


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CARMA Special Semester in Computation and Visualisation

"Lattice Boltzmann Model for Fluid Flows"
   Dr Nisat Nowroz Anika

3:00 pm, Tue, 20th Mar 2018
V206, Mathematics Building

CARMA Seminar

"Obstacle avoidance controller design"
   Dr Philipp Braun

4:00 pm, Thu, 22nd Mar 2018
V205, Mathematics Building

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Elena Levchenko a key contributor to excellence in science

Elena's Acta Materialia paper "Composition dependence of diffusion and thermotransport in Ni-Al melts: A step towards molecular dynamics assisted databases" has been selected as a key s... [READ MORE]

Brian Alspach receives 2014 Euler medal at 5th ICC

The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications awarded the 2014 Euler medal to Prof. Brian Alspach. This award is for "distinguished career contributions to combinatorics", and he... [READ MORE]

Michael Coons et al win inaugural Mahony-Neumann-Room Prize

Michael Coons, along with two collaborators, has won the inaugural Mahony-Neumann-Room Prize for the best paper published in the Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society during t... [READ MORE]


Selected paper from DocServer
Francisco J. Aragón Artacho, Jonathan M. Borwein, Matthew K Tam


In recent times the Douglas–Rachford algorithm has been observed empirically to solve a variety of nonconvex feasibility problems including those of a combinatorial nature. For many of these problems current theory is not sufficient to explain this observed success and is mainly concerned with questions of local convergence. In this paper we analyze global behavior of the method for finding a point in the intersection of a half-space and a potentially non-convex set which is assumed to satisfy a property weaker than compactness. The special case in which the second set is finite provides a prototypical setting for combinatorial optimization problems.


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.