Clifford Lectures: 2006

Tulane University March 13 - 17, 2006

Our annual Clifford Lectures is featuring a week long series of lectures on "Experimental (Computational) Mathematics - and Its Philosophical Implications" by Professor Jonathan Borwein of Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

The lectures will be accompanied by the 2005 Clifford Conference Experimental Mathematics. Most participants are being housed at the Hampton Inn, located at 226 Carondelet Street.

Read about the format and history of the Clifford Lectures.

Professor Borwein's Lectures

Experimental (Computational) Mathematics—and Its Philosophical Implications

I aim to discuss Experimental Mathodology, its philosophy, history, current practice and proximate future, and using concrete accessible—entertaining I hop—examples, to explore implications for mathematics and for mathematical philosophy.*

Thereby, to persuade you both of the power of mathematical experiment and that the traditional accounting of mathematical learning and research is largely an ahistorical caricature.

*All resources are available at

2006 Clifford Conference

Experimental Mathematics

The conference will consist of several one-hour talks given by

List of Participants


  • Victor Adamchik, Carnegie Mellon University
  • David Bailey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Neil Calkin, Clemson University
  • Helaman Ferguson, Sculptor
  • Frank Garvan, University of Florida
  • David Lichtblau, Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • Russell Luke, University of Delaware
  • Sinai Robins, Temple University

Tulane Participants

  • Jeanne Arnondin
  • Ben Dribus
  • Chris Duncan
  • Tài Huy Hàv
  • Marian Hernandez
  • Aaron Jaggard
  • Dante Manna
  • Luis Medina
  • Victor Moll
  • Juan Carlos Trujillo

Further information

This webpage will be updated on a regular basis with information about accomodations, schedules, and more. Please refer here for any questions.

There is a limited amount of funding available for participation of postdocs and graduate students in the conference.

Contact Alexander Kurganov for further information.

Mathematics Department, 424 Gibson Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5727