Last week was a sad week

Last week was a sad week. A great man passed away. But … looking at the web, at Mathscinet, at Google Scholar, … Jonathan Borwein will always exist in the mathematics community.

I really did not know Jon well. In fact, my contact with him was mainly via his good friend and colleague David Bailey. We work in different fields, but with a great common point: Experimental Mathematics, where Jon was (and he is, and he will be) one of the most remarkable and influential members. This permitted us to develop a joint paper (also with Bailey) pointing out to the community the importance of high-precision. Therefore, I can also count myself among the many fortunate collaborators of Jon Borwein. [Roberto Barrio, University of Zaragoza, Spain]

Comments are closed.