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Need an Australian Mathermatician.

Postby mollwollfumble » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:46 am UTC

I need to find a mathematician currently living in Australia to co-supervise a Masters degree. The supervisor is a philosopher rather than a mathematician.

The masters topic is "A survey of infinite numbers and the convergence of divergent sequences", and the main supervisor and student live in Melbourne.

The mathematician needs to have some knowledge of at least one of the following topics (not necessarily more than one):

a) The du Bois-Reymond infinitary calculus
b) Conway's surreal numbers
c) Robinson's non-standard analysis
d) Hahn series
e) The book Hardy(1949) "Divergent series"
f) Generalized Borel summation
g) non-Archimedean fields

or failing that
h) The Veronese non-Archimedean continuum / Hilbert non-Archimedean continuum

An interest in topic of either infinite or infinitesimal numbers would be an advantage.

How could I go about finding such a mathematician?
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Re: Need an Australian Mathermatician.

Postby jestingrabbit » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:57 am UTC

Have you tried contacting the heads of the schools of mathematics of the major universities in melbourne?
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Re: Need an Australian Mathermatician.

Postby Proginoskes » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:48 am UTC

No good, he's looking for a mathermatician, not a mathematician.

(Actually, I was going to say what jestingrabbit said. Google and Wikipedia are your friends here.)
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Re: Need an Australian Mathermatician.

Postby mollwollfumble » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:57 am UTC

mollwollfumble wrote:I need to find a mathematician currently living in Australia to co-supervise a Masters degree. The supervisor is a philosopher rather than a mathematician.

The masters topic is "A survey of infinite numbers and the convergence of divergent sequences", and the main supervisor and student live in Melbourne.

The mathematician needs to have some knowledge of at least one of the following topics (not necessarily more than one):

a) The du Bois-Reymond infinitary calculus
b) Conway's surreal numbers
c) Robinson's non-standard analysis
d) Hahn series
e) The book Hardy(1949) "Divergent series"
f) Generalized Borel summation
g) non-Archimedean fields

or failing that
h) The Veronese non-Archimedean continuum / Hilbert non-Archimedean continuum

An interest in topic of either infinite or infinitesimal numbers would be an advantage.

How could I go about finding such a mathematician?


> Have you tried contacting the heads of schools of mathematics of the major universities in Melbourne?

So far only Monash, and tried the CSIRO Mathematics division, both without success. In Melbourne there are universities Monash, Melbourne, Swinburne, Deacon, RMIT.
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Re: Need an Australian Mathermatician.

Postby jestingrabbit » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:29 am UTC

It sounds like you've still got 4 universities to contact then.
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Re: Need an Australian Mathermatician.

Postby gorcee » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:41 am UTC

jestingrabbit wrote:It sounds like you've still got 4 universities to contact then.


edit: read Monash as something else on my upside down phone screen!
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