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The 1999 ANZIAM Medal
The Selection Panel for the 1999 ANZIAM Medal proposes that the Medal be awarded to Professor ERNEST OLIVER TUCK.
CITATION FOR THE ANZIAM MEDALErnest Tuck was born in Adelaide, South Australia on June 1st 1939.
At the University of Adelaide he graduated in 1958 with the ordinary B Sc Degree, and in 1960 with the Honours B Sc Degree with First Class Honours in Mathematics.
In 1964 he obtained his Ph D degree at Cambridge University, England.
His major distinctions include:
At Adelaide he has been Chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics for several periods, and has served as Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical and Computer Sciences.
Tuck has a national and international reputation for his research in Applied Mathematics.
He has published over 150 papers covering a wide range of topics in:
His work is distinguished by its originality and flair, at times its basic simplicity, its computational excellence, and its successful application to real problems.
He has worked with:
As a stimulating and gifted lecturer and supervisor, he has greatly influenced a large number of students and colleagues and has particularly helped to promote Applied Mathematics in Adelaide and throughout Australia.
He has supervised 30 postgraduate students, many of whom have already established successful careers in Australia and overseas.
Ernest Tuck has made a major and unique contribution to the activities of ANZIAM.
In summary, Ernie Tuck has given outstanding service to the profession of Applied Mathematics through his academic teaching, research and administration and his interactionwith end-users.
He is a long-term member of ANZIAM, has served as a committeee member and Chair, and has been very active in the organisation of and participation in the annual conferences.
His contribution to ANZIAM activities has been unsurpassed.
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Last update: 10 May 1999.