I need to find a mathematician currently living in Australia to cosupervise 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 BoisReymond infinitary calculus
b) Conway's surreal numbers
c) Robinson's nonstandard analysis
d) Hahn series
e) The book Hardy(1949) "Divergent series"
f) Generalized Borel summation
g) nonArchimedean fields
or failing that
h) The Veronese nonArchimedean continuum / Hilbert nonArchimedean continuum
An interest in topic of either infinite or infinitesimal numbers would be an advantage.
How could I go about finding such a mathematician?
Need an Australian Mathermatician.
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Re: Need an Australian Mathermatician.
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.
No good, he's looking for a mathermatician, not a mathematician.
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Re: Need an Australian Mathermatician.
mollwollfumble wrote:I need to find a mathematician currently living in Australia to cosupervise 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 BoisReymond infinitary calculus
b) Conway's surreal numbers
c) Robinson's nonstandard analysis
d) Hahn series
e) The book Hardy(1949) "Divergent series"
f) Generalized Borel summation
g) nonArchimedean fields
or failing that
h) The Veronese nonArchimedean continuum / Hilbert nonArchimedean 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.
It sounds like you've still got 4 universities to contact then.
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Re: Need an Australian Mathermatician.
jestingrabbit wrote:It sounds like you've still got 4 universities to contact then.
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