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Borwein, Jonathan 1951-

Borwein, Jonathan 1951-
(J.M. Borwein, Jonathan M. Borwein)


Born May 20, 1951, in St. Andrews, Scotland. Education: University of Western Ontario, B.A. (hons.), 1971; Jesus College, Oxford, M.Sc., 1972, D.Phil., 1974.


Home—Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Office—Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, 6050 University Ave., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1W5, Canada. E-mail[email protected]


Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, began as lecturer, became professor of mathematics and computer science, 1974-93; Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, professor, 1993-2004; Dalhousie University, research professor and holder of Canada research chair, 2004—. Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, began as assistant professor, became associate professor, 1980-82; University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, professor, 1991-93.


Royal Society of Canada (fellow), American Association for the Advancement of Science (fellow).


Chauvenet Prize and Merton M. Hasse Prize, Mathematical Association of America, both 1993; D.H.C., Limoges University, 1999.


(Under name Jonathan M. Borwein; with brother, Peter B. Borwein) Pi and the AGM: A Study in Analytic Number Theory and Computational Complexity, Wiley (New York, NY), 1987.

(With Peter B. Borwein) A Dictionary of Real Numbers, Brooks/Cole Publishing (Pacific Grove, CA), 1990.

(Under name J.M. Borwein; with E.J. Borowski) The HarperCollins Dictionary of Mathematics, Harper-Perennial (New York, NY), 1991.

(Editor, with Lennart Berggren and Peter B. Borwein) Pi: A Sourcebook, Springer-Verlag (New York, NY), 1997, 3rd edition, 2004.

(Under name Jonathan M. Borwein; with Adrian S. Lewis) Convex Analysis and Nonlinear Optimization: Theory and Examples, Springer-Verlag (New York, NY), 2000, 2nd edition, 2006.

(Coeditor) Multimedia Tools for Communicating Mathematics, Springer-Verlag (New York, NY), 2002.

(Under name Jonathan M. Borwein; with David H. Bailey and Roland Girgensohn) Experimentation in Mathematics: Computational Paths to Discovery, A.K. Peters (Wellesley, MA), 2004.

(With David Bailey) Mathematics by Experiment: Plausible Reasoning in the 21st Century, A.K. Peters (Wellesley, MA), 2004.

(Under name Jonathan M. Borwein; with Qiji J. Zhu) Techniques of Variational Analysis, Springer-Verlag (New York, NY), 2005.

Engines of Discovery: The 21st Century Revolution; The Long Range Plan for Computing in Canada, NRC Research Press (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 2005.


Jonathan Borwein told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to explore, popularize, and connect beautiful theory with useful practice. I aim to write books with a long shelf life that tell a story or capture a field worth the effort."



American Scientist, March-April, 2005, Doron Zeilberger, review of Mathematics by Experiment: Plausible Reasoning in the 21st Century, p. 182.


Dalhousie University Web site: Jonathan Borwein's Home Page, (September 18, 2006).

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