**Maynooth University Department of Mathematics and Statistics**

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### 2019 Prize Winners

*Please Note: The Department will ordinarily award a prize only if there is at least one student with an outstanding performance in an associated examination. *

Delort Prize for First Year Double Mathematics |
Peter Moody |

McMahon Prize for Penultimate Year Mathematics |
Nathan Fox |

De Brún Prize for Final Year Mathematics |
Nathan Keenan |

Lennon Prize for First Year Mathematical Studies |
Zachary Buce |

Pamela Manly Prize for Second Year Mathematical Studies |
Linda Bolger |

Denvir Prize for Honours Degree in Mathematical Studies |
Maire Doherty |

Boole Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in First Science |
Conor Sheridan |

Gauss Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in Second Science |
Cathal Ryan |

Donaghy Prize for Third Year Applied Mathematics |
Aoibhinn Gallagher |

Stokes Prize for Fourth Year Applied Mathematics |
Nathan McJames |

Hamilton Prize for the best penultimate yearundergraduate mathematics student |
Dara MacConville |

Huxley Prize for the student obtaining the highestmark in the "History of Mathematics" module |
Aoife Leneghan |

Huxley Prize for the student obtaining the highestmark in the "Foundations of Euclidean Geometry" module |
Jack Eaton Kilgallen |

Edgeworth Prize for Penultimate Year Statistics |
Laura Byrne |

Gosset Prize for Statistics in theB.A., B.Sc., or H.Dip. in Statistics |
Adam Horan |

Spelman Prize for 1st/2nd TPM & M+MP |
Peter Moody |

### 2018 Prize Winners

*Please Note: The Department will ordinarily award a prize only if there is at least one student with an outstanding performance in an associated examination. *

Delort Prize for First Year Double Mathematics |
Dara Mac Conville |

McMahon Prize for Penultimate Year Mathematics |
Eoin Davey |

De Brún Prize for Final Year Mathematics |
Robert Miller |

Lennon Prize for First Year Mathematical Studies |
Linda Bolger |

Pamela Manly Prize for Second Year Mathematical Studies |
Maire Doherty |

Denvir Prize for Honours Degree in Mathematical Studies |
Declan King |

Boole Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in First Science |
Ronan Taggart |

Gauss Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in Second Science |
Áine Hayes |

Donaghy Prize for Third Year Applied Mathematics |
Conor Bracken |

Stokes Prize for Fourth Year Applied Mathematics |
Ailbhe Garry |

Hamilton Prize for the best penultimate yearundergraduate mathematics student |
Nathan Keenan |

Huxley Prize for the student obtaining the highestmark in the "History of Mathematics" module |
Stephen Begley |

Huxley Prize for the student obtaining the highestmark in the "Foundations of Euclidean Geometry" module |
Dara Mac Conville |

Edgeworth Prize for Penultimate Year Statistics |
Michael Joyce Maher |

Gosset Prize for Statistics in theB.A., B.Sc., or H.Dip. in Statistics |
John McEneaney |

Spelman Prize for 1st/2nd TPM & M+MP |
Nathan Fox |

### 2017 Prize Winners

*Please Note: The Department will ordinarily award a prize only if there is at least one student with an outstanding performance in an associated examination. *

Delort Prize for First Year Double Mathematics |
Nathan Keenan |

McMahon Prize for Penultimate Year Mathematics |
Matthew Taggart |

De Brún Prize for Final Year Mathematics |
Darragh Ryan |

Lennon Prize for First Year Mathematical Studies |
Maire Doherty |

Pamela Manly Prize for Second Year Mathematical Studies |
Ailbhe Travers |

Denvir Prize for Honours Degree in Mathematical Studies |
Kevin Corcoran |

Boole Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in First Science |
Nathan Fox |

Gauss Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in Second Science |
Conor Bracken |

Donaghy Prize for Third Year Applied Mathematics |
Ailbhe Garry |

Stokes Prize for Fourth Year Applied Mathematics |
Shane Creevy |

Hamilton Prize for the best penultimate yearundergraduate mathematics student |
Conor Reynolds |

Huxley Prize for the student obtaining the highestmark in the "History of Mathematics" module |
John McEneaney |

Edgeworth Prize for Penultimate Year Statistics |
John McEneaney |

Gosset Prize for Statistics in theB.A., B.Sc., or H.Dip. in Statistics |
Orla Gartland |

Spelman Prize for 1st/2nd TPM & M+MP |
Nathan Keenan |

### 2016 Prize Winners

Delort Prize for First Year Double Mathematics |
Conor Reynolds |

McMahon Prize for Penultimate Year Mathematics |
Robert Miller |

De Brún Prize for Final Year Mathematics |
Patrick Dillon |

Lennon Prize for First Year Mathematical Studies |
Declan King |

Pamela Manly Prize for Second Year Mathematical Studies |
Leanne McBrearty |

Denvir Prize for Honours Degree in Mathematical Studies |
Laura Dowling |

Boole Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in First Science |
Conor Bracken |

Gauss Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in Second Science |
John McEneany |

Donaghy Prize for Third Year Applied Mathematics |
Nicola Brennan |

Stokes Prize for Fourth Year Applied Mathematics |
Rebecca Eiffe |

Hamilton Prize for the best penultimate yearundergraduate mathematics student |
Darragh Ryan |

Huxley Prize for the student obtaining the highestmark in the "History of Mathematics" module |
Liam Jordon |

Edgeworth Prize for Penultimate Year Statistics |
Maria Bridges |

Gosset Prize for Statistics in theB.A., B.Sc., or H.Dip. in Statistics |
Mark Sheridan |

### 2015 Prize Winners

Delort Prize for First Year Double Mathematics |
Robert Miller |

McMahon Prize for Penultimate Year Mathematics |
Liam Jordon |

De Brún Prize for Final Year Mathematics |
Patrick Heslin |

Lennon Prize for First Year Mathematical Studies |
Leanne McBrearty |

Pamela Manly Prize for Second Year Mathematical Studies |
Laura Dowling |

Denvir Prize for Honours Degree in Mathematical Studies |
Conor Mc Manus |

Boole Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in First Science |
Deirdre Cleary |

Gauss Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in Second Science |
Maria Bridges |

Donaghy Prize for Third Year Applied Mathematics |
Rebecca Eiffe |

Stokes Prize for Fourth Year Applied Mathematics |
Sinéad O'Connell |

Hamilton Prize for the best penultimate yearundergraduate mathematics student |
Laura Dowling |

Huxley Prize for the student obtaining the highestmark in the course "History of Mathematics" |
Rachel O'Neill |

Edgeworth Prize for Penultimate Year Statistics |
Mark Sheridan |

Gosset Prize for Statistics in theB.A., B.Sc., or H.Dip. in Statistics |
Sinéad O'Connell / Conor Finnegan |

### 2014 Prize Winners

Delort Prize for First Year Double Mathematics |
Liam Jordon |

McMahon Prize for Penultimate Year Mathematics |
Patrick Heslin |

De Brún Prize for Final Year Mathematics |
Kieran O'Reilly |

Lennon Prize for First Year Mathematical Studies |
Laura Dowling |

Pamela Manly Prize for Second Year Mathematical Studies |
Conor MacManus |

Denvir Prize for Honours Degree in Mathematical Studies |
James Fitzpatrick |

Boole Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in First Science |
Elizabeth Garvey |

Gauss Prize for the student obtaining the best result inStandard Mathematics in Second Science |
Shauna Power |

Donaghy Prize for Third Year Applied Mathematics |
Sinéad O'Connell |

Stokes Prize for Fourth Year Applied Mathematics |
Gary Galvin |

Hamilton Prize for the best penultimate yearundergraduate mathematics student |
Rian Hughes |

Huxley Prize for the student obtaining the highestmark in the course "History of Mathematics" |
Sinéad O'Connell |

Edgeworth Prize for Penultimate Year Statistics |
Conor Finnegan |

Gosset Prize for Statistics in theB.A., B.Sc., or H.Dip. in Statistics |
Kieran O'Reilly |

### General Prizes

**The Hamilton Prize**

An annual prize is awarded to the best undergraduate mathematics student in his or her penultimate year of study, as nominated by each Irish university. It is presented at a ceremony in the Royal Irish Academy by that year’s Hamilton Lecturer, often a Nobel Prize winner or Fields Medallist.

The Hamilton Prize in Mathematics celebrates the life and work of the Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865), who discovered quaternions and made major contributions to several areas of mathematical science.

**The Huxley Prize for the History of Mathematics**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the highest mark and a First Class Honours mark in the History of Mathematics module MT382A, chosen from those who have obtained an overall First Class Honours in Mathematical Studies, Pure Mathematics, or Applied Mathematics.

Instituted in honour of George Huxley, currently Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Ancient Classics, Maynooth University.

**The Huxley Prize for Euclidean Geometry**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the highest mark and a First Class Honours mark in the module MT251P ("Foundations of Euclidean Geometry"), chosen from those who have obtained an overall First Class Honours in 1st year Pure Mathematics.

**The Spelman Prize**

The Monsignor Joseph Spelman Prize is for the best performance in either 1st year Theoretical Physics and Mathematics or second year Mathematics and Mathematical Physics.

### Prizes in Mathematics

**The Delort Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Double Mathematics in the First Year Examinations.

Instituted in honour of the Peter Justin Delort, first Maynooth Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (1795–1801).

**The McMahon Prize**

This prize is awarded for outstanding performance in Mathematics in the Penultimate Year Examinations.

Instituted in honour of the late James J. McMahon, a former Maynooth Professor of Mathematics (1960–1974).

**The De Brún Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Mathematics in the Degree Examinations.

Instituted in honour of the late Pádraig De Brún, a former Maynooth Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (1913–1945), perhaps best known as author of the poem "Thánaig Long ó Valparaiso".

### Prizes in Mathematical Studies

**The Lennon Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Mathematical Studies in the First Year Examinations. This prize is open to students of both Maynooth University and the Pontifical University.

Instituted in honour of the late Francis Lennon, a former Maynooth Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (1864–1912).

**The Pamela Manly Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Mathematical Studies in the Second Year Examinations. This prize is open to students of both Maynooth University and the Pontifical University.

Instituted in honour of the late Pamela Manley, a former student at Maynooth University.

**The Denvir Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Mathematical Studies in the Degree Examinations. This prize is open to students of both Maynooth University and the Pontifical University.

Instituted in honour of Cornelius Denvir, a former Maynooth Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (1813–1826), best known for introducing Nicholas Callan to electricity and magnetism.

### Prizes in 1st and 2nd year Standard Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

**The Boole Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Standard Mathematics in the First Science Examinations.

Instituted in honour of the mathematician George Boole (1815-1864), who laid the foundations for Computer Science.

**The Gauss Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Standard Mathematics (20 ECTS) in the Second Science Examinations. Instituted in honour of the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), who made major contributions to many areas of mathematical science.

**The Donaghy Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Applied Mathematics in the Third Year Examinations.

Instituted in honour of the late John Donaghy, a former Maynooth Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (1912–1913).

**The Stokes Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Applied Mathematics in the Degree Examinations.

Instituted in honour of the Irish mathematician George Gabriel Stokes (1819–1903). The Navier-Stokes equations were named in his honour, and are the subject of a million dollar prize.

### Prizes in Statistics

**The Edgeworth Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Statistics in either the Third Science or Second Arts (Mathematics and Statistics) Examinations.

Instituted in honour of Francis Edgeworth (1845–1926), a former Professor of Political Economics and Statistics at King’s College, London and later at Oxford.

**The Gosset Prize**

This prize is awarded to the student obtaining the best result in Statistics in the B.A. Degree Examinations, the B.Sc. Degree Examinations, or the Higher Diploma in Statistics. Final Year Mathematics and Applied Mathematics students taking at least 30 credits of Statistics at level 400 or above are also eligible for this prize on the basis of their marks in Statistics.

Instituted in honour of William S. Gosset (1876–1937), the statistician who published under the pseudonym ‘Student’, and invented the famous t-test while working for Guinness Brewery in Dublin.

### Entry Awards

The Darré Exhibitions

These exhibitions are awarded on entry to students in First Year Double Mathematics, on the basis of marks in Leaving Certificate Higher Mathematics and on their satisfactory participation in the course at Maynooth University.

Instituted in honour of André Darré, a former Maynooth Professor of Logic, Metaphysics and Ethics (1795–1801), and Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (1801-1813), and author of the textbook Elements of Geometry.