Congratulations to PhD student Alan Stoneham, who has received an Honourable Mention for the 2021 B.H. Neumann Prize. The announcement was made last night at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS).

Alan received the honour for his presentation, A generalisation of the spectral theorem for self-adjoint operators. He is currently completing his PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Ian Doust.

The B.H. Neumann Prize is awarded for the most outstanding talk presented by a student at the annual meeting. The 2021 meeting featured 84 student presentations.

Alan was among four students who received an Honourable Mention for their presentations. This year's winning talk was delivered by Joshua Ciappara (University of Sydney). Judges comprised a range of academics, session organisers and society committee members.

Our PhD student Yudhi Bunjamin won the B.H. Neumann Prize in 2019 for his talk, Equity considerations and design of mathematics outreach to schools.

Approximately 30 staff members from UNSW Mathematics and Statistics presented talks or chaired sessions across this week's AustMS meeting, which was hosted in a hybrid format on-site at the University of Newcastle and online via Zoom. 


Pictured: Alan Stoneham; Alan's presentation via Zoom.