Professor Norman Wildberger
Honorary Professor

Professor Norman Wildberger

Science
School of Mathematics & Statistics

Born and raised in Canada, I now enjoy the warmer Australian life-style, but still like to visit my home country. I was educated at Adam Scott High School in Peterboro Ontario, Richmond Hill High School in Richmond Hill Ontario, University of Toronto (BSC 1979) and Yale University (PhD 1984). I taught at Stanford University (1984-1986) and the University of Toronto (1986-1989) before coming to UNSW (University of New South Wales), Sydney, in 1990. My wife Kim and I have a daughter Ali.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

University of Toronto, Bachelor of Science Yale University, Doctor of Philosophy

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lie groups, representation theory, hypergroups, geometry, rational trigonometry, foundations of mathematics, mathematical physics, Old Babylonian mathematics

TEACHING DUTIES

  • Many undergraduate courses in the School of Mathematics, including Calculus, Linear Algebra, Several variable calculus, History of Mathematics, Differential Geometry, Groups and Transformations, Coding and Information theory, Harmonic Analysis, Lie Groups, Representation theory, Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Classical Themes in Mathematics, and Logic and Computability.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Divine Proportions: Rational Trigonometry to Universal Geometry (Wild Egg Books, 2015)

Phone
9385 7098
Location
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of New South Wales Sydney NSW 2052 The Red Centre Room 4108
  • Journal articles | 2017
    Mansfield DF; Wildberger NJ, 2017, 'Plimpton 322 is Babylonian exact sexagesimal trigonometry', Historia Mathematica, vol. 44, pp. 395 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hm.2017.08.001
    Journal articles | 2013
    Wildberger NJ, 2013, 'Universal Hyperbolic Geometry I: Trigonometry', Geometriae Dedicata, vol. 163, pp. 215 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10711-012-9746-9
    Journal articles | 2003
    Sunder VS; Wildberger NJ, 2003, 'Actions of finite hypergroups', Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, vol. 18, pp. 135 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1025107014451
    Journal articles | 2002
    Wildberger NJ, 2002, 'Strong hypergroups of order three', Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, vol. 174, pp. 95 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-4049(02)00016-6
    Journal articles | 1990
    Repka J; Wildberger N, 1990, 'Invariant measure on sums of symmetric 3*3 matrices with specified eigenvalues', Journal of Physics A: General Physics, vol. 23, pp. 5717 - 5724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0305-4470/23/24/013