School Meeting

Location: G111 Geology Building
Date: 10:00 am, Wed, 27th Aug 2014



"An introduction to Integer Relation Methods."
Laureate Prof Jon Borwein

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 1:00 pm, Thu, 28th Aug 2014


CARMA Discrete Mathematics Seminar

"Improved bound for Locating-Total Domination Number of Regular Graphs"
Prof Indra Rajasingh

Location: V129 Mathematics Building
Date: 3:00 pm, Thu, 28th Aug 2014

CARMA Retreat

Location: Harbourview Function Centre (Newcastle, NSW)
Date: 9:00 am, Sat, 30th Aug 2014

Draft programme:

 8:30 amRegistration, coffee and light breakfast
 9:00 amDirector's Welcome
 9:30 amSession: "Research at CARMA"
10:30 amMorning tea
11:00 amSession: "Academic Liasing"
11:30 amSession: "Education/Outreach Activities"
12:30 pmLunch
 2:00 pmSession: "Future of Research at the University"
 2:30 pmSession: "Future Planning for CARMA"
 3:30 pmAfternoon tea
 4:00 pmSession: Talks by members (to 5:20 pm)
 6:00 pmDinner

joint seminar with EECS

"Economic Model Predictive Control without terminal conditions - theory, applications, and the gap in between"
Prof Dr Lars GrĂ¼ne

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 4:00 pm, Mon, 1st Sep 2014

Tools for Mathematical Computation

Location: V206 Mathematics Building
Date: 10:00 am, Tue, 2nd Sep 2014

As part of Jon Borwein's Experimental Mathematics Course, he is exploring the uses of the currently available tools for mathematical computation. Each lecture should be independently accessible, so feel free to drop in.

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


Coming up: NTDU : Number Theory Down Under! (24-25 October, 2014)


Mumtaz Hussain awarded fellowship to visit the UK

CARMA's Mumtaz Hussain has been awarded highly competitive faculty visiting fellowship for collaborative research at the University of York and Durham University (United Kingdom).

AMSI Summer Research Scholarships -- Apply Now! Get funding to complete a six-week summer research project under the guidance of a (CARMA) supervisor! Scholarships: Australia wide $450/week for... [READ MORE]

UWS senior applied maths position

From the University of Western Sydney: "The Centre for Research in Mathematics at UWS ( is seeking to build its strength in Applied Mathematics. We are looking... [READ MORE]


Selected quotation

"This computer, although assigned to me, was being used on board the International Space Station. I was informed that it was tossed overboard to be burned up in the atmosphere when it failed."


Science, August 3, 2007, p. 579: "A NASA employee's explanation for the loss of a laptop, recorded in a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office documenting equipment losses of more than $94 million over the past 10 years by the agency."


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.