What is Organic Mathematics?
Jonathan Borwein
Math Dept., Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.
V5A 1S6 Canada
Peter Borwein
Math Dept., Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.
V5A 1S6 Canada
Robert M. Corless
Dept. of Applied Mathematics, UWO
London, Ontario
Canada
Loki Jörgenson
Math Dept., Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.
V5A 1S6 Canada
Nathalie Sinclair
Math Dept., Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.
V5A 1S6 Canada
Abstract:

Mathematics is more important now than it has ever been. More mathematics is done both
inside and outside of universities. Admittedly not all of it is called
mathematicsamong other things, it might be called robotics, or financial analysis, or operations
control, or engineering, but when we look closely there is no doubt that we are living in the
truest Golden Age for mathematics to date. There are indications that this Golden Age
is giving way to yet another due to the influence of technology. Mathematics has
fundamentally affected technology,
most notably computers. It is now clear that the converse will also be true.
Technology, usefully falling
into five major categories, has already changed mathematics dramatically, and
the pace of change
is accelerating.