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Jerry Lloyd Bona (February 5, 1945) is an American mathematician, well known for his work in fluid mechanics, partial differential equations, and computational mathematics, and active in some other branches of pure and applied mathematics.

Bona received his PhD in 1971 from Harvard University under supervision of Garrett Birkhoff and worked from 1970 to 1972 at the Fluid Mechanics Research Institute University of Essex, where along with Brooke Benjamin and J. J. Mahony, he published on Model Equations for Long Waves in Non-linear Dispersive Systems, known as Benjamin–Bona–Mahony equation.

Jerry Bona has worked at University of Chicago, Pennsylvania State University, University of Texas at Austin and is currently a Professor of Mathematics at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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