Queen’s birthday honours

The Australian Queen’s birthday honours list for 2008, announced this week, includes two honours for contributions to mathematics and mathematical education.  Ian Sloan has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

For service to education through the study of mathematics, particularly in the field of computational mathematics, as an academic, researcher and mentor, and to a range of national and international professional associations.

while Bruce Henry has been appointed the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

For service to education in the field of mathematics as an educator
and through contributions to enrichment programs for students and
professional development.

A longer article on Bruce’s accomplishments can be found at this announcement by the Australian Mathematics Trust.  Congratulations to both!

(Thanks to Elizabeth Billington and Peter Taylor for the news.)

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