Workshop - David Borwein at 90

Workshop in Honour of David Borwein at 90

April 16, 2014

at The IRMACS Centre, SFU, Burnaby, BC

David and Bessie Borwein

Having authored more than 130 publications in a span of 53 years, David Borwein is one of the most significant contributors to the development of Canadian mathematics in the second part of the 20th century. A direct descendant of G.H. Hardy, David is known for his research in the summability theory of series and integrals, measure theory and probability theory, and  in number theory. He has also published on generalized subgradients and coderivatives, and on the remarkable properties of single- and many-variable sinc integrals. Even at the age of 90, David Borwein remains actively involved in research.

David Borwein served as president of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) from 1985 - 1987. To the wider Canadian mathematical community David Borwein is known as the eponym of the CMS Distinguished Career Award.

1:30 -1:35 Opening Remarks and Welcome by Peter Borwein
1:35 - 2:25 "Seeing things in mathematics by walking on real numbers", Jon Borwein, University of Newcastle
2:25 - 3:15 "Legendre Polynomials and Legendre-Stirling Numbers"Lance Littlejohn, Baylor University
3:15 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:15 "From Nörlund Matrices to Fourier Bootstrapping"Gordon Sinnamon, Western University
4:15 - 5:00 "Nonlinear recurrences related to Chebyshev polynomials"Karl Dilcher, Dalhousie University
5:00 - 5:15 "Using Mills' primes to reduce the First Incompleteness Theorem to the uncomputability of the Halting function",  Joshua Nevin, University of British Columbia
5:15 – 5:30 Launching the online archive of David's papers
5:30 – 5:35 Closing Remarks

This workshop is free but registration is required.  Please register for this event by completing the survey at

Many thanks to the co-sponsors of this event which included the SFU Department of Mathematics, our partners at the CARMA Centre at the University of Newcastle, Australia and the IRMACS Centre.

For more information contact Veselin Jungic at