AUSTIN, Texas—The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has awarded Dr. Clifford S. Gardner, professor emeritus of mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin, the Leroy P. Steele Prize for his seminal contributions to mathematics research.
Gardner received the award for an influential paper entitled “Kortweg-de Vries equations and generalizations. VI. Methods for exact solution,” which he co-authored with Dr. John M. Greene, retired from General Atomics, Dr. Martin D. Kruskal of Rutgers University and Dr. Robert M. Miura of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Their paper presented ideas that have been applied in a myriad of equations and influenced extensive work in the fields of plasma physics and ocean, atmospheric and planetary sciences. The results have become widely used in analyzing some types of partial differential equations.
The award was presented to Gardner and his co-authors at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Antonio on Jan. 13. Awards distributed at the meeting are regarded as some of the most laudable distinctions in the mathematics field.
Gardner was a professor of mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin from 1967 until his retirement in 1990. He previously received the Nobert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics from AMS and the Society for Industrial Applied Mathematics for his analysis of the Kortweg-de Vries equation.
More than 30,000 members compose the AMS. The organization has been promoting mathematical research and application since 1888.
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