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International Meeting to Celebrate the 60th Birthday of Jonathan Borwein

29 November — 1 December, 2011

Hosted by CARMA, the University of Newcastle, Australia

NOTICE: Book of abstracts now available

See below.

Jonathan Borwein is known throughout the Australian mathematics community. Starting in the mid-eighties he made numerous visits before moving here permanently four years ago. As a result, Jonathan has forged strong links with Australian mathematicians. With more than a dozen books and over 400 papers Jonathan is one our most productive mathematicians. MathSciNet lists 2,867 citations by 1,543 authors. His research spans optimization, functional and nonlinear analysis, operations research, mathematical programming, number theory, special functions, experimental and computational mathematics as well as high performance computing. Recognizing Jonathan's 60th birthday by a workshop focused on his interests seems appropriate. CARMA and the University of Newcastle, along with AMSI, are sponsoring a 3-day workshop focused on his principal mathematical interests. The breadth of those interests and the extent of his impact are certain to attract high-caliber mathematicians from across Australia and the world.

Organiser: Brailey Sims.

Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Victor Moll (Tulane University)
  • Prof. Julian Revalski (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. Alejandro Jofre (Universidad de Chile)
  • Prof. Neil Calkin (Clemson University)

Contributed Sessions

If you would like to contribute a talk at the Conference, please send a title and abstract to Juliane.Turner@newcastle.edu.au. Please note that there are a limited number of contributed sessions available.

Programme and Abstracts

Download a PDF of the programme.

Download a PDF of the book of abstracts.

Tuesday, 29 November
1:00 pm Lunch, Unveiling
and Celebration of
Recent Successes
2:00 pm Neil Calkin (keynote)
3:00 pm Heng Huat Chan
3:30 pm George Willis
4:00 pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 30 November
9:30 am Alejandro Jofre (keynote)
10:30 am Morning Tea
11:00 am Aidan Sims
11:30 am Walter Kozlowski
12:00 pm Jeff Hogan
12:30 pm Ilias Kotsireas
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Brailey Sims
2:30 pm Ian Doust
3:00 pm Afternoon Tea
3:30 pm David Yost
4:00 pm Jon Borwein
6:30 pm Workshop Dinner
Thursday, 1 December
9:00 am Victor Moll (keynote)
10:00 am Rob Corless
10:30 am Morning Tea
11:00 am Warren Moors
11:30 am Wadim Zudilin
12:00 pm Regina Burachik
12:30 pm Fran Aragon
1:00 pm Alex Kruger
1:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Julian Revalski (keynote)


Download the registration form.


The conference will be held in the CARMA research rooms at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus.


Executive Inn — distance to university: 5 km
Boulevard on Beaumont — distance to university: 7km
Crowne Plaza — distance to university: 12km
Noah's on the Beach — distance to university: 12km
The Sebel Newcastle Beach — distance to university: 12km
Ibis Newcastle — distance to university: 12km

For further options and information about Newcastle please visit www.visitnewcastle.com.au.


Sydney Airport to Newcastle

For those arriving at Sydney Airport we recommend taking the train to Newcastle. Take the Airport & East Hills train from Domestic/International Airport Station to Central Station and then the Newcastle and Central Coast train from Central Station to Newcastle Station. From Newcastle Station it is an easy walk to the recommended hotels. For more information and/or to plan your exact trip times see the CityRail website at www.cityrail.info.

Alternatively, there is the Happy Cabby Airport Shuttle Service which you will need to book in advance.

Newcastle Airport to Newcastle

For those arriving at the Newcastle Airport we recommend taking a taxi to Newcastle. The taxi rank is adjacent to the arrivals area of the terminal. Newcastle Taxis can be contacted directly, free-of-charge, on the dedicated taxi phone located in the arrivals end of the terminal.

Alternatively, you can catch the 130 or 131 bus from the Newcastle Airport to the Newcastle Station. From Newcastle Station it is an easy walk to the recommended hotels. For more information and/or to plan your exact trip times see the CityRail website or the Port Stephens Coaches timetables.

Local Transportation in Newcastle

Newcastle Taxis: bookings can be made online or by calling 133 300 within Australia.

Newcastle Buses: the free green 555 Newcastle Shuttle Bus runs every 20 minutes, seven days a week, on a continuous loop around the city centre.

Car Parking

Car parking is available at the venue.

Local Directions

It is about a ten-minute walk from the Newcastle Railway Station to any of the aforementioned hotels. For more information please see the map above.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact

Juliane Turner
Telephone: (02) 492 15483
Facimile: (02) 492 16898
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