Vale Jon Borwein
Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, director and founder of the CARMA Research Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday the 2nd of August. Jon was a towering figure in mathematics, supervising numerous students and post-doctoral fellows, organising workshops and conferences, and acting as a mentor and collaborator across the globe. His academic output was staggering, publishing over 500 scientific papers and twenty eight books. Since arriving in Australia, his impact on mathematical research both here at Newcastle University and across the country cannot be overstated.
The following links show the esteem Jon was held in and expand upon the story of his life.
While CARMA will continue the legacy which Jon built, we know that Jon is truly irreplaceable both as a mathematician and as a person. A memorial service celebrating his remarkable life and achievements will be held on Wednesday, 21st September.
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.