Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, director and founder of the CARMA Research Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, 2nd August, 2017. Jon was a towering figure in mathematics, supervising numerous students and post-doctoral fellows, organising workshops and conferences, and acting as a mentor and collaborator across the globe. His academic output was staggering, publishing over 500 scientific papers and twenty-eight books. Since arriving in Australia, his impact on mathematical research both here at the University of Newcastle and across the country cannot be overstated.
The following links show the esteem Jon was held in and expand upon the story of his life.
While CARMA will continue the legacy which Jon built, we know that Jon is truly irreplaceable both as a mathematician and as a person. A memorial service celebrating his remarkable life and achievements was held on Wednesday, 21st September, 2017.
The Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), via its Statistics Education Section, is hosting a 2-day colloquium and workshop (2-3 June 2016, UTS) to develop a platform for the transformation of Statistics Education in Australia, in response to an increasingly massive demand for statisticians and an equally massive shortfall in supply. Please consider the program at STEMS2016.com; it includes speakers & representatives from: Harvard University; Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Qantas; ACARA, ACEMS, ABS, AMSI, NSW BOSTES, SSA; and will include a Panel Discussion session including Q&A floor discussion, followed by exploration of ideas and a workshop to develop and initiate a plan of action for progressing Statistics education in Australia.
FREE seminar 1 June at UTS:
Speaker: Dr Peter Howley