Peter B. Borwein

Pure and Applied Mathematics

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

Birthplace
St. Andrews, Scotland

Family Members
  • Father: Dr. David Borwein (Professor Emeritus, UWO)
  • Mother: Dr. Bessie Borwein, (Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Medicine, UWO)
  • Brother: Professor Jonathan Borwein (SFU)
  • Wife: Jennifer, medical doctor
  • Daughters: Alexandra, Sophie and Theresa

Title
Professor, Associate Director, Centre for Experimental & Constructive Mathematics

Office
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Simon Fraser University

Status
Working

Degrees
  • BSc (mathematics) University of Western Ontario, 1974
  • MSC (mathematics) University of British Columbia, 1976
  • PhD (mathematics) University of British Columbia, 1979

Awards
  • Academic of the Year Award (BC Confederation of University Faculty Associations) shared with J. Borwein, 1996

Last Updated
July 14, 2011

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