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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).