CARMA Discrete Mathematics Seminar

"Using polynomials to prove things in combinatorics"
   Dr Thomas Kalinowski

3:00 pm, Thu, 3rd Sep 2015
V31Mathematics Building

CARMA Retreat

9:00 am, Sat, 5th Sep 2015
Harbourview Function Centre (Newcastle, NSW)

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Coming up next: CARMA Retreat 2015! (5 September)


A/Prof Mike Meylan talks about wave power

Recently Mike Meylan spoke to 2NURFM about his research in wave power. Listen here.

Borwein made The Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Western

CARMA director Borwein has been made Western University's Distinguished Scholar in Residence and will spend March through June 2016 in that role at Western University in London Ontario.

Australia WINS !! International Statistical Literacy Project

The National Secondary Schools Poster Competition ( involves teams of secondary school students creating, designing, implementing and creatively reporting upon a... [READ MORE]


Selected quotation

"I DO CONSIDER it appropriate to pay one's tribute to Prof. Subramanyan Chandrasekhar at the outset, before taking a plunge into the aesthetics of macro-causality, based on his book Truth and Beauty: Aesthetics and Motivations in Science.

Brought up on the refined diet of music, mathematics and aesthetics, Chandrasekhar's own writing is probably the most appropriate mirror of his personality. I quote: "When Michelson was asked towards the end of his life, why he had devoted such a large fraction of his time to the measurement of the velocity of light, he is said to have replied 'It was so much fun'." Prof. Chandrasekhar goes on to some length to explain the term quoting even the Oxford Dictionary -- "fun" means "drollery", what Michelson really meant, Chandrasekhar asserts is "pleasure" and "enjoyment" - evidently "fun" in the colloquial sense, a concept, so familiar in our so called ordinary life has no place in Chandrasekhar's dictionary..."

(Bikash Sinha)



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.