• Speaker: Laureate Prof Jon Borwein, CARMA, The University of Newcastle
  • Title: Life of Pi: History and Computation
  • Location: Room V206, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
  • Access Grid Venue: UNewcastle [ENQUIRIES]
  • Time and Date: 10:00 am, Tue, 15th Mar 2011
  • Download: Presentation (25 MB)
  • Abstract:

    Professor Jonathan Borwein shares with us his passion for \(\pi\), taking us on a journey through its rich history. Professor Borwein begins with approximations of \(\pi\) by ancient cultures, and leads us through the work of Archimedes, Newton and others to the calculation of \(\pi\) in today's age of computers.

    Professor Borwein is currently Laureate Professor in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle. His research interests are broad, spanning pure, applied and computational mathematics and high-performance computing. He is also Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI).

    This talk will be broadcast from the Access Grid room V206 at the University of Newcastle, and will link to the West coast of Canada.

    For more information visit AMSI's Pi Day website or read Jon Borwein's talk.

  • Download: Presentation (25 MB)

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