We are delighted to announce that Associate Professor David Hunt has been conferred the 2016 Paul Erdös Award.
A/Prof Hunt was presented with his award at a special meeting of the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC) during the International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME13) in Hamburg at the weekend.
He is one of only three recipients of this year's award.
The WFNMC declared that A/Prof Hunt's contribution to mathematics competitions and enrichment activities in Australia is "enormous".
They cited his previous coordination of the UNSW Maths Competition for Schools, and his heavy involvement with the Australian Mathematical Olympiad (AMO) and the International Mathematical Olympiad over several decades. He has been Deputy Chair of the AMO Committee since 2002.
In 1998, A/Prof Hunt was presented with a BH Neumann Award by the Australian Mathematics Trust for his meritorious service to mathematical enrichment. He has been a member of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW since 1971.
The Paul Erdös Award was established to recognise contributions of mathematicians who have played a significant role in the development of mathematical challenges at the national or international level and which have been a stimulus for the enrichment of mathematics learning.
We warmly congratulate Associate Professor Hunt on this outstanding achievement.