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.

RESEARCH

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EVENTS

TODAY

CARMA Seminar

"The internal structure of Zappa-Szép products of right LCM semigroups"
    Nicolai Stammeier

4:00 pm, Thu, 23rd Mar 2017
V205, Mathematics Building

CARMA Colloquium

"Totally disconnected, locally compact groups"
   Dr Colin Reid

4:00 pm, Tue, 28th Mar 2017
V205, Mathematics Building

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

NEWS

Bishnu Lamichhane now Chair of the Computational Mathematics Group Aus

Bishnu has been elected as the new chair of ANZIAM's Computational Mathematics Group.

Visit by Canadian Maths Society president

Current CARMA visitor Professor Michael Bennett is one of Canada's top mathematicians and an expert in number theory, specifically in the area of Diophantine approximation. In addition ... [READ MORE]

"Sound Advice" Leads George Willis to Gavin Brown Prize

Gavin Brown Best Paper Prize winner Professor George Willis from the University of Newcastle was recognised for his outstanding joint original research paper with Yehuda Shalom, Commens... [READ MORE]

HIGHLIGHTS

Selected quotation

"Writing in a 2005 Wired article that "new technologies redefine us," William Gibson hailed audience participation and argued that "an endless, recombinant, and fundamentally social process generates countless hours of creative product." Indeed, he said, "audience is as antique a term as record, the one archaically passive, the other archaically physical. The record, not the remix, is the anomaly today. The remix is the very nature of the digital."

To Mr. Lanier, however, the prevalence of mash-ups in today's culture is a sign of "nostalgic malaise." "Online culture," he writes, "is dominated by trivial mash-ups of the culture that existed before the onset of mash-ups, and by fandom responding to the dwindling outposts of centralized mass media. It is a culture of reaction without action."

He points out that much of the chatter online today is actually "driven by fan responses to expression that was originally created within the sphere of old media," which many digerati mock as old-fashioned and passe, and which is now being destroyed by the Internet."Comments about TV shows, major movies, commercial music releases and video games must be responsible for almost as much bit traffic as porn," Mr. Lanier writes. "There is certainly nothing wrong with that, but since the Web is killing the old media, we face a situation in which culture is effectively eating its own seed stock." "

(Michiko Kakutani)

From Texts Without Context, NYT, March 21, 2010.

MEMBERSHIP

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.