Location: Fort Scratchley (Newcastle, NSW)
Date: 9:00 am, Mon, 21st Jul 2014

The eighth edition of the conference series GAGTA (Geometric and Asymptotic Group Theory with Applications) will be held in Newcastle, Australia July 21-25 (Mon-Fri) 2014.

GAGTA conferences are devoted to the study of a variety of areas in geometric and combinatorial group theory, including asymptotic and probabilistic methods, as well as algorithmic and computational topics involving groups. In particular, areas of interest include group actions, isoperimetric functions, growth, asymptotic invariants, random walks, algebraic geometry over groups, algorithmic problems and their complexity, generic properties and generic complexity, and applications to non-commutative cryptography.

Visit the conference web sitefor more information.


Challenges in 21st Century Experimental Mathematical Computation

Location: (Brown University)
Date: 9:00 am, Mon, 21st Jul 2014


CARMA Colloquium

"Numerical schemes for diffusion equations: how to construct them, and how to analyse their convergence under real-world constraints"
Jerome Droniou

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 4:00 pm, Wed, 23rd Jul 2014

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Selected quotation

". . . do you not find that the prime numbers are given, if you will, too much honour, so that so much energy is wasted on them, and does this refined taste of our century not repel you?"

(Daniel Bernoulli)

From a 1778, letter to Euler's student Fuss. Quoted Tales of Mathematicians and Physicists by Simon Gindikin, Springer, p. 189.


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.