
Opening Speaker Peter Borwein Professor Department of Mathematics and Statistics Simon Fraser University Burnaby, B.C. 
Email: 
pborwein@cecm.sfu.ca 
Homepage: 
http://wayback.cecm.sfu.ca/~pborwein 
Paper: 
Ramanujan, Modular Equations, and
Approximations to Pi or How to compute One
Billion Digits of Pi 
Talk: 
An Introduction to Organics Mathematics 
Abstract: 
Mathematics is more important now than it has ever been. More
mathematics is done both inside universities and outside, in industry,
than ever before. Admittedly not all of it is called mathematicsit
might be called robotics, or financial analysis, or operations control,
or engineering, or whateverbut when we look closely there is no
doubt that we are living in the greatest Golden Age for mathematics, at
least so far.
Mathematics has fundamentally affected technology, notably in
computers. It is now clear that the reverse is also true. Technology,
falling into 4 major categories, has already changed mathematics
dramatically, and the pace of change is accelerating.
