CARMA renewed until 2020: read our presentation here


Zero-Dimensional Symmetry Seminar

"What doughnuts tell us about data"
   Mr Yossi Bokor

10:00 am, Wed, 27th Mar 2019
W 243, Behavioural Sciences

Special Semester on Mathematical Thinking

"An Introduction to Assisted Theorem Proving with “Coq”"
    Matt Skerritt

4:00 pm, Thu, 28th Mar 2019
SR202, SR Building

CARMA Colloquium

"Optimisation models for data science and machine learning"
   Dr Scott Lindstrom

4:00 pm, Thu, 18th Apr 2019
SR202, SR Building

These are the events in the next 7 days. For more, see the events page.


CARMA dominating Mahony-Neumann-Room Prize for best ANZIAM paper

The 2018 winner of the Mahony—Neumann—Room prize for best paper in the ANZIAM Journal was two papers and one was by F. Aragon Artacho, J. Borwein and M. Tam for one of their 2014 pa... [READ MORE]

Promotion success

More promotion success this year, with long-time members Jeff Hogan and Michael Coons being promoted to associate professor. Congratulations!

Statistical Society of Australia service award for Peter Howley

Congratulations to A/Prof Peter Howley who has received word from the President of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) advising that he has been awarded the 2018 SSA Service Awar... [READ MORE]


Selected quotation

"It has been a disastrous half. His work has been far from satisfactory. His prepared stuff has been badly learnt, and several of his test pieces have been torn over; one of such pieces of prepared work scored 2 marks out of a possible 50. His other work has been equally bad, and several times he has been in trouble, because he will not listen, but will insist on doing his work in his own way. I believe he has ideas about becoming a Scientist; on his present showing this is quite ridiculous, if he can't learn simple Biological facts he would have no chance of doing the work of a Specialist, and it would be sheer waste of time, both on his part, and of those who have to teach him."

(A long dead teacher)

Undated photograph taken by Nobel prize winner Sir John Gurdon "of his Eton College Summer 1949 report card, which describes his idea for becoming a scientist 'on his present showing that is quite ridiculous' . The report card indicates that he was at that stage bottom of his class. Gurdon went on to study Zoology at Cambridge won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine which he shared with Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka, that was announced in Stockholm, Monday Oct. 8, 2012."


Membership to CARMA offers many benefits and is available by invitation to all University of Newcastle academic staff. Associate membership, also by invitation, is available to external researchers and practitioners for three-year renewable terms. Associate members are expected to visit CARMA with some frequency, typically for a total of three to four weeks in a year, and to be involved in one or more ongoing research projects with CARMA members. CARMA is able to assist with the travel and living costs of such visits.