Aberystwyth mathematics lecturer commended for language work

15 March 2018

An Aberystwyth University lecturer has been honored for his work in promoting mathematics through the medium of Welsh.

Dr Tudur Davies, a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics at Aberystwyth University, was presented with the Eilir Hedd Morgan Memorial Prize by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol at its annual congregation on Wednesday 7th March 2018.

The Award is given to scientists under forty years of age who have made a valuable contribution to the world of research and promoted the sciences through the medium of Welsh within the higher education sector.

Dr Tudur Davies graduated in Mathematics from Aberystwyth University in 2005 and completed an MSc in Complex Fluid Rheology in 2006.

He was awarded a PhD in 2010 for his research on the modeling of interaction between liquid foams and solid objects using numerical simulations. He then worked as a Research Assistant with the Wales Institute of Visual Computing.

Dr Davies said: “I am honoured to receive this award from Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, an organization that has given me great opportunities in my academic career. It's a pleasure to work with students who are enthusiastic about studying Mathematics through the medium of Welsh and to play a small part in the provision of the subject at a higher education level.”

Professor Simon Cox, Head of the Mathematics Department said: “This is a well-deserved recognition of the huge amount of work that Tudur does to promote Mathematics in the Welsh language. He is fundamental to the department's teaching provision through the medium of Welsh, and is a great ambassador for the department in schools and colleges around the country.”