This two-day Short Course on* Experimental Mathematics
in Action* is organized by **Jonathan M. Borwein**, Dalhousie
University, and will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, January
10 and 11. While a working knowledge of some mathematical computing
package is an advantage, it is certainly not a prerequisite. Additionally,
the course will be “hands on” for those who wish to
follow along using their laptops, via a wireless Internet connection.

The last twenty years have been witness to a fundamental
shift in the way mathematics is practiced. With the continued
advance of computing power and accessibility, the view that "real
mathematicians don't compute" no longer has any traction for a
newer generation of mathematicians that can really take advantage
of computer aided research, especially given the modern computational
packages such as Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab.

The goal of this course is to present a coherent
variety of accessible examples of modern mathematics where intelligent
computing plays a significant role and in doing so to highlight
some of the key algorithms and to teach some of the key experimental
approaches. The program includes the following lectures: *What
is experimental mathematics?*, **Jonathan M. Borwein**;
*Case Study I: Integrals and series using mathematica*, **Victor
H. Moll**, Tulane University; *Algorithms for experimental
mathematics, I*, **David H. Bailey**, Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory; *Case Study II: Discrete math and number
theory in Maple and C++*, **Neil J. Calkin**, Clemson University;
*Case Study III: Inverse scattering on Matlab*, **D. Russell
Luke**, University of Delaware; *Case Study IV: Analysis and
probability on the computer*, **Roland Girgensohn**, Bundeswehr
Medical Office; *Algorithms for experimental mathematics, II*,
**David H. Bailey**; *Concluding examples. Putting everything
together*,** Jonathan M. Borwein**,

Abstracts and program of the lectures can be found
at http://www.cs.dal.ca/~jborwein/maa06.pdf.

Please note there is a separate registration fee
for this short course. Advance registration is now closed. On-site
registration will be located just outside Room 207, Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center, between 8:00 a.m. and

2:00 p.m. Tuesday. On-site registration fees are US$140/member;
US$190/nonmember; and US$60/student, unemployed, emeritus.