Richard Dimick Jenks
Prof. John J. Cannon of the School of Mathematics and Statistics
of The University of Sydney has been awarded the 2006 Richard Dimick
Jenks Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering Applied to
Computer Algebra. Prof. Cannon is the head of the Computational
Algebra Research Group at The University. The award recognizes the
outstanding work of Prof. Cannon and his research group on the
design and implementation of the mathematical computation system
Magma and for Cannon's earlier work on the computer algebra system
A check for US$1,000 and the above plaque was presented
by Dr. Barry Trager at the 2006 ISSAC Symposium in Genova, Italy, on July
11 2006. Dr. Wieb Bosma, one of Prof. Cannon's principle collaborators on
Magma, accepted the prize on behalf of Prof. Cannon.
The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette, September 2006.