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Techniques applied from a variety of mathematical fields

Richard Nowakowski's Graph and Games is one of many research groups in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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2014 Graduate Student Handbook

Our Graduate Student Handbook has been updated for the 2014/15 year with information on our programs and general Department and campus information.

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Discovering where pure and applied mathematics meet

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When the best defense is a good statistician

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides excellent undergraduate programs, as well as advanced instruction at the graduate and research levels. Find out more about our degree programs.

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Learn about our latest research and overviews of the areas of Mathematics and Statistics through our colloquia & seminars.

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  • Math Colloquium
    June 30, 2016 2:30 PM

    Speaker: Laureate Professor Jonathan Borwein, CARMA, University of Newcastle NSW Australia

    Title: Seeing Things by Walking on Numbers

    Abstract:

    Motivated by the growing desire to visualize large mathematical data sets, and our desire especially in number theory, we offer and illustrate various “visual” tools for representing floating point numbers as planar (or three dimensional) walks and for quantitatively measuring their "randomness".

    What to expect: some interesting ideas, many beautiful pictures (including a 108-gigapixel picture of π), and some easy-to-understand maths.

    What you won’t get: too many equations, difficult proofs, or any “real walking”.

    The lecture with all animations embedded is at http://www.carma.newcastle.edu.au/jon/walking.pdf and at http://www.carma.newcastle.edu.au/jon/walking-sm.pdf in lower resolution.

    A companion paper is F. Aragon, D. H. Bailey, J.M. Borwein and P.B. Borwein, ``Walking on real numbers," Mathematical Intelligencer, 35 (1) (2013 35 (1) (2013), 42-60. DOI 10.1007/s00283-012-9340-x.

    This and much more information is available at the Walking on Numbers web page http://carma.newcastle.edu.au/walks/.