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
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.