CARMA renewed until 2020: read our presentation here


CARMA Seminar

"Molecular Dynamics Study: Diffusion Properties of Ni-Zr Melts"
    Andreas Kromik

4:00 pm, Thu, 29th Aug 2019
VG10, Mathematics Building

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Philipp Braun wins best poster at AMSI Optimise

CARMA member Philipp Braun has won the best poster prize at this year's AMSI Optimise conference for his poster (with Chris Kellett and Steve Weller) on "Climate Economics on the Example of the DICE Model: An Optimal Control Perspective". Congratulations!

UoN mathematics recognised in ERA

Mathematics at UoN has again performed well in the ERA survey, with applied maths and statistics receiving ratings of 5 ("well above world standard"), and pure maths a rating of 4 ("above world standard"). Full results can be seen on the ARC's data portal.

CARMA dominating Mahony-Neumann-Room Prize for best ANZIAM paper

The 2018 winner of the Mahony—Neumann—Room prize for best paper in the ANZIAM Journal was two papers and one was by F. Aragon Artacho, J. Borwein and M. Tam for one of their 2014 papers. All three authors were members of CARMA at the time! Michael ... [READ MORE]

Promotion success

More promotion success this year, with long-time members Jeff Hogan and Michael Coons being promoted to associate professor. Congratulations!


Selected quotation

" Old ideas give way slowly; for they are more than abstract logical forms and categories. They are habits, predispositions, deeply engrained attitudes of aversion and preference. Moreover, the conviction persists-though history shows it to be a hallucination that all the questions that the human mind has asked are questions that can be answered in terms of the alternatives that the questions themselves present. But in fact intellectual progress usually occurs through sheer abandonment of questions together with both of the alternatives they assume an abandonment that results from their decreasing vitality and a change of urgent interest. We do not solve them: we get over them.

Old questions are solved by disappearing, evaporating, while new questions corresponding to the changed attitude of endeavor and preference take their place. Doubtless the greatest dissolvent in contemporary thought of old questions, the greatest precipitant of new methods, new intentions, new problems, is the one effected by the scientific revolution that found its climax in the " Origin of Species."

(John Dewey)

Quoted from The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy, 1910.


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.