TU Dublin student wins prestigious Hamilton Prize for Mathematics

Published: 6 Mar, 2023

TU Dublin and School of Mathematics & Statistics student, Kituru Ndee, 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 BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences. The prize is awarded to top mathematics students for their penultimate year of study as nominated by their university.

Dr Chris Hills, Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, said:

I warmly congratulate Kituru on receiving the RIA Hamilton Prize in Mathematics on behalf of TU Dublin. It is deserved recognition of his hard work and achievements and Kituru exemplifies the abilities of students on the programme BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences. Graduates of this programme have highly-developed technical and practical skills and the ability to apply mathematics and statistics in a wide variety of contexts. Kituru is an outstanding mathematician and has a bright future in any of the mathematical careers available to him or in research

Following a ceremony on 1 March, each outstanding student received a cash prize of €500, a certificate of achievement, and an invitation to an exclusive masterclass with the 2022 Hamilton Lecture speaker, Professor Avi Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

The Hamilton Prize is named for famed Irish scientist William Rowan Hamilton, who has a local connection with our Grangegorman campus. He discovered quaternion algebra in 1843 while walking in the area and was so excited by his discovery that he scratched his equation on the wall of Broombridge, Cabra.