From the AustMS secretary, Peter Stacey
The 2011 AustMS Best Paper Prize Selection Committee is now
seeking nominations and recommendations for possible candidates
for this prize. This is a newly established prize of the Australian Mathematical Society.
This year the award will be for a publication in Pure Mathematics. In 2012 it will
be for a
publication in Applied Mathematics and in 2013 for one in Statistics.
Thereafter the prize will rotate between these three areas in a 3-year cycle.
Each award will be for a single article, monograph or book consisting of original research,
and published in the 6 calendar years preceding the year of the award.
To be eligible for the award of the Best Paper Prize, a publication must
have at least one author who meets the following conditions:
- he/she must be a member of the Society, and must have been a member
of the Society for the calendar year at the time of publication of the paper
(back-dating of membership is not allowed);
- he/she must be normally resident in Australia, and must have been normally
resident in Australia at the time when the research was carried out.
In the case of publications with multiple authors, the prize will be shared by all
authors. The existence of authors who do not meet the conditions above will
not preclude this award, although the Selection Committee may take it into account
in assessing the achievement of the author(s) who do meet those conditions.
The Selection Committee may deem a publication ineligible if an author has
previously received an award from the Australian Mathematical Society for a body
of research which included the publication in question.
A publication may be nominated for the award by any member of the Society
who is not an author of that publication.
Nominators should provide a brief (1-2 pages) summary of what makes the
nominated publication important and original, with appropriate references
to prior or subsequent work in the field. These should be sent by email
to the Chair of the selection committee, and all nominations should be received
via email by 30th June 2011.
The Selection Committee may consult with appropriate external assessors.
For further information, please contact by email, the Chair of the 2011 AustMS
Best Paper Prize Selection Committee,
Professor Mathai Varghese,
School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005.
The Prize will be announced at the 55th AustMS annual meeting held at
University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 26-29 September, 2011.
The other members of the 2011 AustMS Best Paper Prize Selection Committee are:
Incoming Chair - Professor Andrew Bassom
Pre - incoming Chair - Professor Peter Hall
One-year member - Dr Anthony Henderson
One-year member- Professor John Hutchinson