# School of Mathematics and Statistics: Prizes and Scholarships 2007 - 2008

The School held its annual Prizes and Scholarships presentation ceremony in the Darlington Centre on the evening of April 28th. The presentations were made by the Chancellor of the University, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gavin Brown AO FAA CorrFRSE. Other guests of honour were the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor David Day, and Ms Penelope Joye, who presented the Joye Prize.

The guest speaker was Anna Dayton, an Honours Graduate of the School.

Some photos taken at the conclusion of proceedings are available below. Click on the thumbnails to see larger versions.

# Prizes

## The Joye Prize

Established in 2002 by donation from Mr Ian Edward Joye LLB and Mr Christopher Ronald Edward Joye BCom, the Joye Prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding student completing fourth year Honours in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics (provided the work is of sufficient merit).

Recipient: Jonathan Sun

## The T. G. Room Medal

Honouring the late T. G. Room, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sydney from 1935 to 1968, the Room Medal may be awarded for a PhD thesis considered to be of outstanding merit.

Recipients: Peter O'Sullivan

## Prizes for Honours Students

The KE Bullen Memorial Prize, for proficiency in Applied Mathematics Honours, awarded to Dhruv Saxena.

The MJ and M Ashby Prize, for the best Honours essay in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics, awarded to Katharine Turner.

The Barker Scholarship fund was established in 1853 by a gift of £1000 by Thomas Barker, for the encouragement of mathematical science. It funds the Barker Scholarships (see below) and the Barker Prize, for proficiency in Honours Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics. Awarded jointly to James Kelly and Julian Gibbons.

The Australian Federation of University Women (N.S.W.) Prize in Mathematics, to the most distinguished woman candidate graduating with first class honours in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics, awarded to Katharine Turner.

## Prizes for Senior Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by a senior student to a question in the annual problem competition conducted by SUMS (the Sydney University Mathematics Society), awarded to Laurence Field.

The Applied Probability Trust Prize, for proficiency in STAT3905 (Markov Processes), awarded to Laurence Field.

The Tim Brown Prize for Senior Statistics, awarded to jointly to Nicholas Janu and Martin Ting.

## Prizes for Intermediate Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by an intermediate student to a question in the SUMS competition, awarded to Christopher Leong.

The Tim Brown Prize for Intermediate Statistics, awarded to Rachel Wang.

## Prizes for Junior Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by a junior student to a question in the SUMS competition, awarded to Graham White.

The Veronica Thomas Prize, for proficiency in STAT1021 and STAT1022, awarded to Evie King.

The Thomson Learning Publisher Prizes I and II, for proficiency in junior advanced level mathematics and ordinary level mathematics (respectively), awarded to Graham White and Marina Cagnes.

## The David Jackson Prize

In memory of Dr David G. A. Jackson, for creativity and originality in Pure Mathematics by an undergraduate, awarded jointly to Julian Gibbons and Laurence Field.

# Scholarships

## Carslaw Scholars

Title conferred on year 11 students in NSW who gain selection in the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Team. Awarded to Max Menzies, Irene Yuan Lo, Giles Gardam, Sen Lin,

## Barker Scholarship No I

For proficiency in Intermediate Mathematics, awarded to Rachel Wang.

## Barker Scholarship No II

For proficiency in Junior Mathematics, awarded to Graham White.

## Barker Scholarship No IV

For proficiency in Senior Mathematics, awarded jointly to Ge Li and Robert Tang.

## Horner Exhibition

For proficiency in HSC Mathematics, awarded to Aaron Lun.

## The NSW Institute of Sport Scholarship

Awarded to an Honours student undertaking a research topic relevant to sports science. Awarded to Lucy Buchanan.

## The George Allen Scholarships

These three scholarships, one for each of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics, are awarded to students enrolled in the Honours year, on the basis of results in Senior Mathematics and Statistics. The joint recipients of the scholarship for Applied Mathematics are Samuel Butler, Ivan Guo, David Kelly and Marten Ting. For Pure Mathematics the recipient is Laurence Field, and for Mathematical Statistics the recipent is Lachlan Oakes.

## The KE Bullen Scholarships

Honouring the late K. E. Bullen, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney from 1946 to 1971, these Honours Applied Mathematics scholarships are awarded for proficiency in Senior Mathematics and Statistics. This year the KE Bullen Scholarship No. I is awarded jointly to to Samuel Butler and Marten Ting, and the KE Bullen Scholarship No. II is awarded jointly to Ivan Guo and David Kelly.