Readers are welcome to the Math Scholar blog.

For over seven years, noted mathematician Jonathan M. Borwein and I published essays, news items, quotations and book reviews to our Math drudge blog (236 posts in total). Our posts have ranged from notices of new mathematical discoveries to exploring the meaning of recent discoveries in physics, biology and computer science.

Sadly, Jonathan Borwein passed away on 2 August 2016. As I wrote the day of his passing,

Jon’s passing is an incalculable loss to the field of mathematics in general, and to experimental mathematics in particular. Jon is arguably the world’s

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