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Hamilton Prize in Mathematics

Every year the ten best students of mathematics are awarded the Hamilton prize.

Mathematics departments in Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Cork, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, University of Limerick, Dublin Institute of Technology, Queens Belfast and University of Ulster are invited to nominate their "best" student in the penultimate year of undergraduate mathematical studies. The selection of the best student is based either on the results of the annual assessment of the year’s performance or on the best performance in the ordinary institution examinations in Mathematics at the end of the penultimate year this is left to the discretion of the Department of Mathematics in each of the institutions to decide.
 
The prizes are awarded at an annual ceremony in Academy House on 16 October and are sponsored by Arup.

 

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