Jon Borwein: a force of nature

For the last four years, Jon and I were colleagues. It’s hard for me to put into words a single impression of Jon. He was a force of nature, uncontainable and omnipresent. His passion for knowledge was insatiable and drove him to a breadth of research that is extremely rare in modern times. He was a generous host and doting grandfather—a talk with Jon inevitably started with a slew of stories of what happened with his grandkids over the weekend. He was a strategic leader, going into centres and societies and universities and academies with intention and agency. I saw

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