Life of Pi: History and Computation - a talk for Pi Day

To celebrate Pi Day, Professor Jonathan Borwein will be presenting a talk via the Access Grid.

Speaker: Jonathan Borwein, Laureate Professor & Director of CARMA, University of Newcastle

Date & Time: Tuesday 15th March 2011, 10-11am (AEDT)
Will also link to the west coast of Canada for their Pi Day

Professor Jonathan Borwein shares with us his passion for π, taking us on a journey through its rich history.

Professor Borwein begins with approximations of π by ancient cultures, and leads us through the work of Archimedes, Newton and others to the calculation of π in today's age of computers.

Professor Borwein is currently Laureate Professor in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcacstle and Director of CARMA, the University of Newcastle Centre for Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications. His research interests are broad, spanning pure, applied and computational mathematics and high-performance computing. He is also Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Insitute (AMSI).

This talk is aimed at a general audience, and all are welcome to attend.

This event is also listed in our AGR Events page.