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JON BORWEIN

Ontario & Jesus 1971 (20 May 1951 – 2 August 2016)

JON BORWEIN

Professor Jonathan (Jon) Borwein read Msc and DPhil Maths as a Rhodes Scholar and was Laureate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Jon was a leading Scholar in experimental mathematics but he also had a breadth of knowledge across pure mathematics, optimisation theory, computer science and mathematical finance. He was also passionate about reaching out to a broader audience through mediums such as The Conversation and The Huffington post. Jon contributed two articles to the Rhodes Scholar Blog this year on the Indian mathematician Ramanujan (link to this rhodes blog post> and he shared his long-running interest in Pi . Jon also served on many committees and organisational boards, including Governor at large of the Mathematical Association of America (2004-07) and President of the Canadian Mathematical Society (2000-02).