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Nepalese Earthquake Appeal
for
Tandrang Gorkha

The small village of Tandrang Gorkha has been demolished, along with many others, due to the earthquake. The village's population of 4,368 is now without housing and possessions: nearly all 838 houses are gone. Our colleague Bishnu Lamichhane's mother and three brothers and their families are now without housing. Please help to assist his family and the entire village by donating; all immediate money will help with tents, food and clothing, and anything further will help them rebuild in the near future.

Nepalese Earthquake Appeal for Tandrang Gorkha: click for details

EVENTS

CARMA RHD Meeting

"Introduction to Dynamic Programming and the Surprise Function"
   Dr Ali Eshragh

1:00 pm, Tue, 26th May 2015
V205, Mathematics Building

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

Selected paper from DocServer
Jonathan M. Borwein, Richard E. Crandall

ABSTRACT

The term "closed form" is one of those mathematical notions that is commonplace, yet virtually devoid of rigor. And, there is disagreement even on the intuitive side; for example, most everyone would say that (\pi + log 2) is a closed form, but some of us would think that the Euler constant $\gamma$ is not closed. Like others before us, we shall try to supply some missing rigor to the notion of closed forms and also to give examples from modern research where the question of closure looms both important and elusive.

MEMBERSHIP

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