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# CECM's Logo

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## What does it mean anyways?

- The three spheres suggest the informal mathematical
**therefore**symbol, referring to the CECM's interest in making experimental mathematics an effective approach. - The three lines suggest the mathematical symbol
**equivalent to**, again implying that experimental mathematics will yield results as concrete and far-reaching as conventional mathematics. - The three spheres represent the three active groups at the CECM; the Number Theory Group, the Computational Algebra Group, and the Discrete Mathematics Group.
- Both sets of three suggest the three founding members of the CECM, Jon Borwein, Peter Borwein and Loki Jörgenson.
- The single black sphere represents
**1**. - The two blue spheres represent
**2**. - The three lines represent
**3**. They are also the Sanskrit symbol for**3**; Sanskrit is the language of the first mathematics. - The three lines are also the Chinese trigram for
**strength**. - The three spheres suggest the three aspects of science as it is currently employed:
**Theory**(thought),**experiment**(physical) and**simulation**(computation). Or more appropriately to mathematics which is inherently abstract; theory, application and experiment. The black sphere is the focus of the CECM, experiment using computer. - The perfect equilateral triangle contructed from the three perfect spheres suggests precision and formal rigour. The three apparently hand-painted lines suggest human endeavour, creativity and personal effort.
- The colours of the CECM are blue (for the sky) and black (for readability).