New Directions in Fractal Geometry

Location: Canberra (Australian National University)
Date: 9:00 am, Sun, 23rd Nov 2014

This conference will cover some emerging hot topics in Fractal Geometry and will stimulate collaboration between theory and applications. Details are available on the conference website.

School Meeting

Location: PG03 Physics Building
Date: 11:00 am, Thu, 4th Dec 2014


Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 1:00 pm, Thu, 4th Dec 2014

Talks by RHD students who will be presenting at the AustMS conference in Melbourne the following week.

Talks so far:
Cameron Rogers
Using Random walks to estimate the shape of Folner Sets
(Groups & Dynamics Special Session)

Ben Carter
(Math Education Special Session )

Mathematics and Statistics Disciplines Retreat

Location: Harbourview Function Centre (Newcastle, NSW)
Date: 9:00 am, Tue, 16th Dec 2014

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


Coming up next: SPCOM (Adelaide)! (8-12 February)


CARMA Member Colin Reid rcceives ARC DECRA

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Borwein made 2015 Fellow of the AMS

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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.