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CARMA was founded in 2009 by the late Professor Jon Borwein (see Founding Director's webpages at https://www.carma.newcastle.edu.au/resources/jon/) with objectives of becoming a world-leading institution in: using computers as an adjunct to mathematical discovery; researching and developing computer-based decision-support systems; and promoting use of appropriate tools in academia, education and industry.


In 2021 we continue in this vision of transforming mathematical practice and philosophies with use of emerging computational and communication tools. CARMA’s unique strengths across fundamental and applied mathematics are key to building new practices in the mathematical sciences, underpinned by computational paradigms and capable of solving important problems.


  1. Bring together in synergistic ways the computational and mathematical expertise of our members to advance Pure and Applied Mathematical Sciences. Areas of important application include big‐picture problems such as climate, economics, food security, justice, communication and education.
  2. Become a national, and internationally connected, hub of world‐class training of young Mathematical Scientists, with a focus on powerful tools and techniques applicable in applied and pure areas, underpinned by computation, rigorous understanding, effective communication and reproducible results.
  3. Retain and extend our international CARMA research profile for innovation and excellence in the Mathematical Sciences.
  4. Promote a justice and inclusion agenda in the Mathematical Sciences, and reflection upon mathematical practice and its impact upon people.
  5. Give back to the communities with which we are connected through outreach and education events.