On Wednesday 21st January, Wilf Wilson, PhD candidate in Mathematics at the University of St Andrews received the Robertson Medal for academic year 2014-15.

mathsaward Wilf Wilson resized© University of St AndrewsThe silver medal is awarded each year to the Scholarship candidate judged to be the most outstanding of that year’s competition. The medal was introduced in 2003 to mark the contribution of the retiring Chairman of the Trust, Sir Lewis Robertson, who served the Trust for over 40 years.

About this year's recipient

Wilf Wilson is originally from Perth and studied Mathematics at the University of St Andrews where he earned the Carstairs Book Prize, Alexander Stewart Prize, Mathematics Medal (M.Math. Third level) and was included on the Dean's List in three consecutive years. Wilf is now undertaking a PhD in Computational Mathematics, looking at how Computational Algebra can help deal with the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms for manipulating algebraic objects. 

On receiving the award from Sir David Edward, Chairman of the Carnegie Trust, Wilf says:

"I was surprised and delighted to be awarded the Robertson Medal. At the ceremony, I was especially keen to meet some of the people behind the Carnegie Trust, and they taught me a lot more about the work the Trust does. It was a great reminder of the support and the encouragement that the Carnegie Trust provides to me and many others."

Above: Wilf receiving his medal from Sir David Edward, Chairman of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

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