On Wednesday 16 October 2013 Aaron Kenny, a fourth student on the BSc in Actuarial Mathematics at Dublin City University, received a Hamilton Award at the Royal Irish Academy.
The awards are presented annually to students of Mathematics in nine of the Higher Education Institutions in Ireland. Each mathematics department is invited to nominate its best student in the penultimate year of undergraduate mathematical studies. They each receive a scroll and a cheque for €250 generously sponsored by Arup.
Fergus Monaghan, Director of Arup, speaking at the prize giving ceremony said, ‘Arup is delighted to support the RIA and the Hamilton lecture series. We recognise that graduates are key to our future, in particular in the fields of Science and Mathematics. Arup is happy to recognise and support this year’s award winners’.
This event formed part of Hamilton Day activities at the RIA which celebrate Hamilton’s life and contribution to mathematics. It usually take place on or around 16 October, the anniversary of the day Hamilton scratched his fundamental formula for quaternion multiplication on Broome Bridge in Dublin.