Cambridge University Reporter

Hamilton Prize

Statutes and Ordinances, 2009, pp. 735 and 808

The Hamilton Prize is awarded to the candidate submitting the best report embodying research carried out in the University on the theory or practice of the physics or engineering of any aspect of communication, propagation, or signal processing, associated with electromagnetic radiation or wave propagation. A report shall not exceed 5,000 words in length, excluding any appendices.

Members of the University who are or have been Graduate Students shall be eligible to compete for the Prize provided that:

(a) not more than twelve terms of their course of research have been completed since admission as a Graduate Student;
(b) they have resided in Cambridge for not less than sixty days during the twelve months preceding the day on or before which dissertations are to be submitted;
(c) they have not already been awarded the Prize or part of it.

Each candidate shall submit the title of his or her proposed report, together with a statement of its scope in not more than 300 words, to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, not later than 15 September annually. Reports, which must be printed or typewritten and accompanied by a certificate to state that the candidate has resided in Cambridge for sixty days since 31 October of the previous year, shall be submitted in duplicate not later than 31 October annually. Candidates may incorporate in their dissertation material already published, provided that the work was done in Cambridge, but they are expected to submit a connected account of their complete investigations.

The Prize may be awarded for a report submitted jointly by two candidates giving an account of the research which they have carried out in co-operation. In comparing the merits of combined and independent work, the Examiners shall expect an appreciably higher standard for the former. In the case of an award made for a joint dissertation, the Prize shall be divided equally between the two co-authors. The award of the Prize shall be made not later than the first day of full Lent Term. Each prize-winner shall present a copy of his or her report to the University Library.

The value of the Prize for 2009 is £1,200.

N.B. Candidates' attention is drawn to the general regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, 2009, p. 735), and in particular to Regulations 10 and 11.