Jonathan M. Borwein

Pure and Applied Mathematics

Internationally renowned mathematician who, with his brother Peter, calculated the value of pi to a new world record.

Birthdate
May 20, 1951

Birthplace
St. Andrews, Scotland

Residence
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Family Members
  • Father: Dr. David Borwein (Professor Emeritus, UWO)
  • Dr. Bessie Borwein (Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Medicine, UWO)
  • Brother: Professor Peter Borwein (SFU)

Title
Canada Research Chair

Office
Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax

Status
Working

Degrees
  • BA University of Western Ontario, 1971
  • MSc Oxford University, 1972
  • DPhil (mathematics) Oxford, 1971

Awards
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1994
  • Academic of the Year Award (BC Confederation of University Faculty Associations) shared with P. Borwein, 1996
  • Doctorat Honoris Causa (University of Limoges), 1999

Mentor

Father, David Borwein: what it means to have a passion for one's work as well as a pride in workmanship. M. A. H. Dempster, Doctoral supervisor, how to have broad interests beyond mathematics.


Last Updated
December 5, 2011

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