CARMA supports the formation of the National Research Centre by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. CARMA will be a foundation partner in the Centre when it is launched in 2016.

RESEARCH

CARMA renewed until 2020: read our presentation here

EVENTS

CARMA Seminar

"Adaptive and higher-order time domain boundary elements for the wave equation"
    Ernst Stephan

4:00 pm, Tue, 21st Nov 2017
V205, Mathematics Building

CARMA Retreat

9:00 am, Thu, 30th Nov 2017
(Location to be decided)

Venue to be determined, probably off-campus.

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

NEWS

A quantum of fame for Michael Assis

CARMA member Michael Assis is featured in an article entitled The Atomic Theory of Origami in the online magazine Quanta.

Michael Coons on AustMS Programme Committee

CARMA member Michael Coons has been invited and since accepted a position on the Programme Committee for the 2019 AustMS meeting to be held at Monash.

Shaun Cooper has a newly published book out, "Ramanujan's Theta Functions". The final page of preface contains the following acknowledgement: "The manuscript was prepared over a numbe... [READ MORE]

HIGHLIGHTS

Selected quotation

"Quality control aside, a larger question remains: Does the act of data gathering really constitute science?

"These people are not doing the work of scientists," said David Weinberger, a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard, who is writing a book about the changing shape of human knowledge in the online era. "They are doing the work of scientific instruments." Stephen Emmott, head of computational research at Microsoft Research, agrees that most citizen science projects tend to treat participants as high-functioning cogs in a distributed machine. "Certainly this is participatory," he said, "but is it science?"

Dr. Emmott believes that before Web users can claim the mantle of citizen scientists, they will have to be given more meaningful roles. "Participants should be able to make a genuine contribution," he said, "and get something back." "

(Alex Wright)

Excerpted in Managing Scientific Inquiry in a Laboratory the Size of the Web in NYT 2010/12/28.

MEMBERSHIP

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.