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ANZAMP Satellite Meeting: Tony Guttman at 70

Mon, 7th Dec 2015 — Tue, 8th Dec 2015
Noah's On the Beach (Newcastle, NSW)

Information about this meeting is available at

Journeys Through Mathematics and Life

6:00 pm, Tue, 8th Dec 2015
Hunter Room, City Hall (Newcastle, NSW)

This public lecture is a joint initiative of our Newcastle node of the IMSITE project and the ANZAMP research conference, as part of the Chief Scientist's vision that mathematics should be communicated as a living discipline. This unique kind of talk brings together two engaging speakers, a school head teacher of of mathematics (Ms Cassandra Portelli) and a professor of mathematics (Prof. Nalini Joshi), who are both passionate about communicating the joy of mathematics.

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


Coming up next: Annual NSW/ACT ANZIAM Meeting ! (25-26 Nov)


Another honourable mention for Cameron Rogers

Congratulations to Cameron who tonight was awarded the Victorian Algebra Conference Honourable Mention for his talk "Using random walk distributions for determining Følner sequences".

PhD opportunity: geometric group theory/theoretical computer science

You will be working as part of an international team led by Associate Professor Murray Elder as part of the ARC 2016 Discovery Project "The language complexity of problems in algebra an... [READ MORE]

CARMA Member David Bailey wins prestigious super computing award.

David Bailey has been recognised for his work on The NAS Parallel Benchmarks. The Supercomputing Conference (SC15) Test of Time Award Committee has recognized “The NAS Parallel... [READ MORE]


Selected quotation

"The common situation is this: An experimentalist performs a resolution analysis and finds a limited-range power law with a value of D smaller than the embedding dimension. Without necessarily resorting to special underlying mechanistic arguments, the experimentalist then often chooses to label the object for which she or he finds this power law a "fractal". This is the fractal geometry of nature."

(David Avnir et al, Hebrew University)

From Is the geometry of nature fractal? in Science January 2, 1998, 39-40. Their review of all articles from 1990 to 1996 in Physical Reviews suggests very little substance for claims of fractility.


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.