Eminent UNSW Mathematician, Ian Sloan, has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

Emeritus Professor Sloan was elected by a Special Resolution passed by the Society's Council in August. The honour is awarded to internationally-distinguished contributors to science, art, literature or philosophy who are considered to be of exceptional distinction, with the number of Distinguished Fellows limited to 25 at any time. 

“I am bowled over by my election as a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, this coming to me as a complete surprise", said E/Prof Sloan. "I think it’s an enormous honour to join this select company - consider that out of the present 19 Distinguished Fellows, four are Nobel Prize winners.”    

The Royal Society of New South Wales is a learned society based in Sydney. It encourages studies and investigations in science, art, literature, and philosophy, with the mission of enriching lives through knowledge and inquiry.

Elected a Fellow of the Society in 2014, E/Prof Sloan served as its President from 2018-2020. He was also Vice President from 2017-2018. 

E/Prof Sloan joined UNSW in 1965, and has won numerous awards and accolades during his exceptional career. We warmly congratulate him on this latest recognition of excellence.

Ian Sloan