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Public Lecture

The life of

presented by Jonathan Borwein

Abstract: The desire to understand π, the challenge, and originally the need, to calculate ever more accurate values of π, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, has captured mathematicians——great and less great——for many many centuries and, especially recently, π has provided compelling examples of computational mathematics. π, uniquely in mathematics, is pervasive in popular culture and the popular imagination. In this lecture I shall intersperse a largely chronological account of π's mathematical status with examples of its ubiquity.
Time: 6:30pm Tuesday 28 September 2010
Place: Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (Blg 23), University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus. Parking is available on the St Lucia campus, please check the UQ Website about parking zones, costs and locations.