TU Dublin student wins prestigious Hamilton Prize for Mathematics

Published: 23 Oct, 2023

TU Dublin School of Mathematics & Statistics student Dara Vince has been awarded the prestigious Hamilton Prize by the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement in the third year of his studies.

Dara is studying for a BSc in Mathematical Sciences, with a focus on Statistics and Financial Mathematics. In recognition of his mathematical excellence, he received a cash prize of €500, a certificate of achievement and attended an exclusive masterclass with the 2023 Hamilton Lecture speaker, Professor Wendelin Werner, Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

The ceremony took place at the Royal Irish Academy on Monday, 16 October 2023. a date that marks the anniversary of famed Irish scientist William Rowan Hamilton’s discovery of quaternion algebra on 16 October 1843. Ibec, who sponsor the RIA prize and Hamilton Day activities, see developing STEM talent as a key role in safeguarding Ireland’s economic future.

Professor Pat Guiry, President of the Royal Irish Academy, said:

‘Each year since 2002, the Royal Irish Academy has commemorated Hamilton’s ‘Eureka moment’ and his contribution to mathematics by celebrating Hamilton Day. We do this because Ireland has a rich history of scientific excellence that should be celebrated and recognised.

Although we look to the past to commemorate Hamilton’s achievements, this event is also an opportunity to look to the future and to recognise the next generation of great Irish mathematicians. We will award nine of them today with the RIA Hamilton Prize in Mathematics.’

Are you interested in studying Mathematics or Statistics? You can find out more about the courses on offer in TU Dublin at our Open Day on Saturday, 02 December 2023, in Grangegorman.