1 Nov 2016: John Forde & Michael Tuite medals awarded

The School presented the John M Forde and Michael Tuite medals to the top graduates from our full-time and part-time undergraduate programmes respectively at a ceremony following their graduation on Saturday 8 October.

Andrew Whelan was awarded the John M Forde medal for an exceptional performance in his degree DT205 Mathematical Sciences. We wish Andrew every success in the future and hope to welcome him back to DIT in the near future.

John M Forde medal 2016

Sarah Murray received the Michael Tuite medal as the outstanding graduate of DT8248 Mathematics. Sarah has studied mathematics part-time at DIT over many years and the medal is a fitting tribute to her dedication and high achievements.

Michael Tuite medal 2016

Congratulations to both medal winners!

1 Nov 2016: Graduation for students of the School of Mathematical Sciences

Congratulations to all our new graduates! On Saturday 8 October, graduates of our full-time undergraduate programmes, our part-time undergraduate programmes and the masters programme received their awards during a ceremony at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

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It was a fabulous occasion and an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and achievement of all our graduates in the company of their friends and families.

In total, thirty-eight graduates of programmes in the School of Mathematical Sciences were presented for their awards. We extend our warmest congratulations to all our graduates and wish them every success in the future and hope to see them again soon.

29 Oct 2016: Dr Pace to move to Munich

The School of Mathematical Sciences would like to wish Dr Nicola Pace the best of luck when he takes up a new position at the Technical University of Munich next year.

Dr Pace has been with the School of Mathematical Sciences since September 2015 and will be leaving DIT in December.  He has made a valuable contribution to the School through his teaching, research and other duties. The School wishes Nicola every success in the future and hopes to maintain strong links with him as a past member of our staff.

1 Nov 2016: Award of the RIA Hamilton Prize in Mathematics for DIT

Congratulations to Ed Donlon, a final-year student in the School of Mathematical Sciences, who received the 2017 Royal Irish Academy, Hamilton Prize in Mathematics for DIT. Ed is studying DT205 BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences and received a scroll and a gift, sponsored by Arup, to mark his achievement during a ceremony held in Academy House on Monday 17 October.

The Hamilton Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) to each of the best Mathematics students from ten Higher Education Institutions in Ireland in the penultimate year of their study. Ed received his prize from Professor Shafi Goldwasser, MIT, this year’s Hamilton speaker, and, earlier in the day, attended a masterclass held by Professor Goldwasser at the offices of Arup.

The date 16 October is the anniversary of when Hamilton scratched his formula for quaternion multiplication on Broome Bridge in Dublin. Annually the RIA Hamilton Prize ceremony, masterclass and Hamilton lecture are held close to this date to commemorate Hamilton’s life and his contribution to mathematics.

Presentation of Hamilton Prize to Ed Donlon, 2016
Professor Shafi Goldwasser, Hamilton speaker; Mr Ed Donlon, DIT Hamilton Prize winner; Prof Pat Guiry, RIA Science Secretary(photograph courtesy of RIA).

DIT Hamilton prizewinners 2016
The Head of School of Mathematical Sciences DIT, Dr Chris Hills, with the 2016 DIT Hamilton Prize winner, Ed Donlon (photograph courtesy of RIA).

20 Sept 2016: The School welcomes its two newest PhD students

The School of Mathematical Sciences is delighted that two of its graduates, Joe Cullen and Jim McElroy, from its part-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes will be joining the School as new doctoral candidates.

Jim McElroy, a graduate of the MSc Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, will be studying Mathematical modelling of photonic structures for environmental sensing as a part-time PhD student under the supervision of Dana Mackey.

Joe Cullen, a graduate of BSc (Hons) Mathematics, will be studying Nonlinear models of geophysical waves and currents as a part-time PhD student under the supervision of Rossen Ivanov.

There are many more opportunities for postgraduate research in the School of Mathematical Sciences and more information can be found on the School's research pages.