Jan 7, 2011 | Atlanta, GA
Prof. William F. Ames was the dedicated Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (JMAA) during 1991-2006. He passed away in 2008. The family of Prof. Ames has now donated a substantial sum to honour Prof. Ames' contributions to mathematics and the JMAA.
Elsevier, Publisher of the JMAA, has donated a matching sum. The combined account, The JMAA Ames Award Fund, is now entrusted with and managed by the American Mathematical Society.
The Editors of the JMAA have decided that the most appropriate recognition of Bill Ames' many years of outstanding service to the Journal is to establish two awards in pure and applied mathematics, to be made on a yearly basis.
Each award will be $2,500. In each case, this sum is to be divided equally among the coauthors of a paper, published during the previous year, that is deemed to be of major interest and of high quality. The decision on these two awards will be made by the Editorial Board of the JMAA.
JMAA presents mathematical papers that treat classical analysis and its numerous applications. It is published semimonthly to serve the mathematical and scientific communities.