MAA North Central Section
2007 Summer Seminar
Experimental Mathematics in Action:
Insight through Computation
Professor Jonathan Borwein,
Dates: July 16-20, 2007
Fees: Registration $300, Room and Board $325 (single), $300 (double)
Contact: Steve Kennedy email@example.com
The Program: The influence of the computer on mathematics might be compared to the influence the discovery of the microscope had on biology, or the telescope on astronomy. Like those sciences we now have a tool that allows us to see previously unimaginable phenomena. We are still in the very early days of beginning to understand the effect and usefulness of this new tool. Jonathan Borwein is one of the leaders of this exploration and he argues, convincingly, that mathematics is becoming an experimental science. The workshop lectures will be based on his latest book Experimental Mathematics in Action and our principal goal will be to expose participants to the incredible mathematical insight that can be gained through computation and experimentation. Professor Borwein's goal in the workshop (and the book) is to "present a coherent variety of accessible examples of modern mathematics where intelligent computing plays a significant role and in so doing to highlight some of the key algorithms and to teach some of the key experimental approaches."
The Lecturer: Jonathan Borwein has
taught at Dalhousie, Simon Fraser,
Lodging: Housing in Carleton dormitories is available for the conference duration. Check in starts at 5 p.m. Sunday night. College policy requires that dormitory residents purchase a college meal plan. The combined cost is $325 for an air-conditioned single, $300 for an air-conditioned double (5 nights, meal plan starts with Monday breakfast and ends with Friday lunch). There are a number of local hotels and motels, see lodging. Participants not staying in the dormitory may purchase a meal plan for the week for $160 (Monday breakfast through Friday lunch).
Registration: Please complete the online form.
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