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).

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.

12 Sept 2016: School welcomes new & returning students

The School of Mathematical Sciences is delighted to welcome new students to its part-time undergraduate programmes and its two full-time undergraduate programmes: DT205 BSc Hons Mathematical Sciences and DT220 BSc Hons Industrial Mathematics. Our two full-time undergraduate programmes have over twenty new CAO entrants who will be beginning a four-year honours degree that will equip them with the flexible, analytical and problem-solving skills for a professional career in their chosen sector.

In addition, the School is happy to welcome the second cohort of students to the programme DT8998 CPD in Data Analysis for Professionals which ran highly successfully for the first time in 2015/2016. In 2016/2017 the School will also be seeing the first graduates of its new taught postgraduate programme MSc Applied Mathematics which is entering its second year.

The School also warmly welcomes back its continuing students and wishes them an enjoyable and successful year ahead. For more information about any of these programmes visit our programme information pages.

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.

8 Sept 2016: New Applied Statistics programme starts

The School of Mathematical Sciences has welcomed the first students to register on its new programme DT9002 Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics. The programme provides professionals with the highly specialised statistical skills required in a wide variety of sectors, such as, the insurance, banking, health care, enterprise software, internet technology, manufacturing and the public sector. It is delivered in the evenings over one academic year, allowing students to study flexibly and balance study with their lives.