Jon Borwein: A friend and a mentor

I met Jon and Peter Borwein in 1995 when I was fortunate to become, as Tom Brown’s Ph.D. student, a member of the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM). Jon and Peter established the CECM in 1993 at Simon Fraser University (SFU). What an exciting time that was! There was a constant stream of visitors, in addition to Peter and Jon’s graduate students and post-docs, the CECM staff, and many members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, which made the CECM a vibrant place where the prevailing feeling was excitement about exploration and creating new methods, approaches, and

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