Elected: 1967
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Douglas Samuel Jones MBE FRS FRSE
Douglas Samuel Jones, one of the UK’s most outstanding mathematicians of his generation, died on the 26th November 2013 at the age of 91.

His deep insight into the theory of electromagnetic waves and his development of new and exceptionally powerful mathematical techniques with which to study them has led to the resolution to problems of both practical and social importance. His work is fundamentally important to the design and performance of radar antennae in which it is necessary to optimise their receiving and transmitting characteristics. Douglas Jones also investigated the ways in which electromagnetic waves interact with objects having sharp edges. These studies are basic to the construction of stealth aircraft whose sharp geometrical shapes are designed to minimise the aircrafts radar signature.

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