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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

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.

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