What's New - Archive

The "what's new" archive contains news shorts about members of the IRMACS community and events at the IRMACS centre itself. You may filter our archives by year, or search for explicit keywords.

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April 07, 2015

To celebrate 10 years of successful research collaborations, IRMACS will host a series of special events on April 9 and 10, including workshops, presentations and a roundtable discussion on research innovation. Click here for the schedule. We invite all members of the SFU community to join us as we celebrate this milestone in the life of the IRMACS Centre.

March 20, 2015

To honour the vision of Dr. Peter Borwein and all that he has done for the IRMACS Centre, for SFU, and through his scientific impact on society, the IRMACS Centre has established the Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship Endowment Fund. To find more about the Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems and to donate to the scholarship fund please visit http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/research/borwein-scholarship.

March 13, 2015

This year's IRMACS Centre's Pi Day celebration will take place on Pi Day Eve, Friday, March 13th, starting at 11:30 am. Dr. Len Berggren, one of the most prominent Canadian math historians, will give a presentation titled "From Solomon to Samarkand, Karnak to Kashi: Pi in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds". Dr. Berggren is one of the co-authors of "Pi: A Source Book", the book that documents the history of pi from the dawn of mathematical time to the present. 

Everybody will get to enjoy a piece of pie at the end! 

March 02, 2015

The IRMACS Centre welcomes Dr. Ben Adcock from the Department of Mathematics as its newest project leader. We congratulate Dr. Adcock on his recent Sloan Research Fellowship and look forward to collaborating with Ben and his project members.

February 16, 2015

On February 12th, 2015, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) selected 10 Canadian post-secondary educators as the 2015 3M National Teaching Fellows. One of them was Dr. Veselin Jungic, a Deputy Director of the IRMACS Centre. Congratulations, Veso!

February 08, 2015

An endowment fund has been sat up for the Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems.  The award was established in April 2010 by the IRMACS Centre at SFU to recognize the scientific contribution to the field of the Mathematical and Computational Modelling of the IRMACS Centre’s founder Dr. Peter Borwein. Please click here to make your donation.

January 19, 2015

The SFU IRMACS Centre is pleased to share today’s 36.6M NCE funding announcement for the AGE-WELL Network.  AGE-WELL is a new national hub for research and innovation to help seniors live independently & safely at home.  IRMACS is a named core facility in the network and will provide technical infrastructure and research management to AGE-WELL researchers.

January 08, 2015

Dr. Yuri Gusev, a long term IRMACS members, recently published a paper titled "On the integral law of thermal radiation". The paper summarizes Dr. Gusev's research that he conducted during his stays at Lebedev Research Center in Physics, Moscow, Russia, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Golm, Germany, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics. Kyoto, Japan, and the IRMACS Centre.

December 19, 2014

On December 15, 2014, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), made the announcement that the AGE-WELL Network is one of five research networks that has been named to conduct groundbreaking research that focuses on addressing various major health and life sciences issues. In the words of Dr. Andrew Sixsmith, one of the Deputy Director's of the IRMACS Centre and a Scientific Director, for the AGE-WELL Network, "We will identify the needs of aging people and develop solutions to help them live more independently and safely at home while reducing the burden on their caregivers".  Congratulations to everyone involved!

December 08, 2014

The IRMACS Centre is pleased to announce that our newly renovated meeting room ASB 10940 is fully functional. Through the SFU University Priority Fund and in collaboration with the Virtual Campus Infrastructure Project team we have done a full state of the art technical upgrade including a new 4K or Ultra High Definition (3840x2160 pixel resolution) 84in touch screen. The system is designed as a data-intensive meeting room, allowing for the visualization of high resolution data sets and direct data interaction through the touch enabled screen.