- CARMA COLLOQUIUM
- Speaker: Dr Scott Lindstrom, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Title: The Art of Modern Homo Habilis Mathematicus, or: What Would Jon Borwein Do?
- Location: Room SR118, SR Building (and online via Zoom) (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
- Time and Date: 4:00 pm, Thu, 25th Feb 2021
The inaugural CARMA Colloquium for 2021.
Join via Zoom, or join us in person (max room capacity is 9 people).
This talk is based on my upcoming book chapter of the same name, to appear in Springer handbook of the mathematics of the arts and sciences. I will sample the myriad of ways in which mathematical experiment advances my research. The examples are problems I solved with techniques inspired by the methodology and writings of the late Jonathan Borwein. I will emphasize the tools, strategies, and the broader arc that research follows: from low-dimensional, specific, and visible, to high-dimensional and general. Topics include dynamical systems, geometry, optimization, error bounds, random walks, special functions, and number theory. Because I am mainly interested in tools and creative thinking, rather than specific theory, this talk should be accessible to a wide audience.
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