EVENTS

TODAY

Discipline Meeting

Location: TBA
Date: 12:00 pm, Tue, 29th Jul 2014

TOMORROW

School Meeting

Location: V104 Mathematics Building
Date: 10:00 am, Wed, 30th Jul 2014

CARMA Discrete Mathematics Seminar

"A graph theory research project"
Prof Brian Alspach

Location: V129 Mathematics Building
Date: 3:00 pm, Thu, 31st Jul 2014

Vice Chancellor's Visit

Location: V103 Mathematics Building
Date: 1:30 pm, Fri, 1st Aug 2014

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

NEWS

GAGTA conference makes news around the world

http://www.regio7.cat/manresa/2014/07/24/congres-matematic-nascut-manresa-dona/276831.html

Fran Aragon awarded prestigious fellowship

Fran Aragon, former CARMA postdoc and current member, has won a "Ramón y Cajal" fellowship. This is a highly-competitive Spanish tenure-track postdoctoral grant scheme, for individua... [READ MORE]

CARMA's Mike Meylan goes Nature

The article "Storm-induced sea-ice breakup and the implications for ice extent" by AL Kohout,MJM Williams, SM Dean and MH Meylan was published online today. The authors show that the p... [READ MORE]

HIGHLIGHTS

Selected quotation


" ... Several years ago I was invited to contemplate being marooned on the proverbial desert island. What book would I most wish to have there, in addition to the Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare? My immediate answer was: Abramowitz and Stegun's Handbook of Mathematical Functions. If I could substitute for the Bible, I would choose Gradsteyn and Ryzhik's Table of Integrals, Series and Products. Compounding the impiety, I would give up Shakespeare in favor of Prudnikov, Brychkov And Marichev's of Integrals and Series ... On the island, there would be much time to think about waves on the water that carve ridges on the sand beneath and focus sunlight there; shapes of clouds; subtle tints in the sky... With the arrogance that keeps us theorists going, I harbor the delusion that it would be not too difficult to guess the underlying physics and formulate the governing equations. It is when contemplating how to solve these equations - to convert formulations into explanations - that humility sets in. Then, compendia of formulas become indispensable."

(Michael Berry)

"Why are special functions special?" Physics Today, April 2001.

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.