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Henderson Medal

Mathematics Awards & Medals

The Archibald Henderson Medal

Presented to undergraduate for excellence in Mathematics: specifically demonstrating a high degree of mathematical ability and the greatest promise of originality in the field.

The Archibald Henderson Mathematics Medal was established in 1931, named after the late Archibald Henderson, a mathematician, teacher, literary critic, biographer, and historian. For fifty years Henderson was a member of the Department of Mathematics at Chapel Hill, first as student, then as full professor.

Professor Henderson became department head in 1920, and was appointed Kenan Professor in 1925, serving until his retirement in 1948. Under his direction, the mathematics department expanded enormously, increasing its graduate program, adding extensive opportunities in pure mathematics, and acquiring a departmental library that was among the best in the South. The Archibald Henderson Mathematics Medal replaced the Major William B. Cain Award which had been established in 1908.

Archibald Henderson

Archibald Henderson

07/17/1877 – 12/06/1963

Austin Blitstein

Current Award Recipient

 

Past Recipients

2021 | Alvis Zhaodh

2020 | Daniel Pezzi

2019 | Scott Emmons

2018 | Shengding Sun

2017 | David John Spencer

2016 | Samuel DeHority

2015 | Anja Ellen Katsevich

2014 | Marshall Ward Lochbaum

2013 | Shreyas Samir Tikare & Nathan M. Vos

2012 | William Arthur Schlieper, III

2011 | George Perry Harabin

2010 | Matthew Blair Hernandez

2009 | Joshua Raymond Schwartz

2008 | Gregory Liang Howard

2007 | Erica Zuhr

2006 | Steven T. Piantadosi & Timothy M. Stallmann

2005 | Richard Christopher Waters

2004 | Joshua A. Carter

2003 | John P. Hobach & Shilpa M. Khatri

2002 | Christopher Scott Kunkel

2001 | Clark Barwick

2000 | Daniel Goldstein

1998 | Sanjai Gupta

1997 | Nelia Charalambous

1996 | Paul E. Rupe

1995 | Brent Hetherwick

1994 | Akira Negi

1993 | Christopher Wiatt Myers

1992 | Stefanie Anja Schoenbach

1988 | Andrew Christopher Martin

1987 | Robin Joseph Cunningham

1986 | Garth Hampton Payne

1985 | Adam Frederick Falk

1984 | No prize awarded

1983 | Nathan Blackburn Smyth

1982 | Edward John Rak, Jr.

1981 | Peter Niels Heller

1980 | Samuel Ernest Landsberger

1979 | John Stuart Norwood

1978 | Steven Ross Thompson

1977 | Unni Manboodiri

1976 | Emily Stough Murphee

1975 | Lenwood Scott Heath, Jr

1974 | William Floyd

1973 | Michael Cortez Cox

1972 | Ralph Martin May & Tavan Thomas Trent

1971 | James Patrick Jarvis

1970 | Thomas Jeffrey Logan

1969 | Richard Joseph Schroer

1968 | Craig Winston Harrington, Jr.

1967 | Robert Lee Soo & Charles Dixon Cunningham

1966 | Fred William Roush

1965 | Lavon Barry Page

1964 | Christopher Joseph Daly

1963 | Frederick Hailey Proom & Ralph Conner Reid, Jr.

1962 | John Bason Wagoner

1961 | Julia Dunning

1960 | James David Brock

1959 | Albert Deal

1958 | Klaus Witz

1957 | Elizabeth Starnes Parker

1956 | Maurice King

1955 | John Gwynn

1954 | Bonny Baker

1953 | Robert Heath

1952 | Nathan Russell Roberson, Jr.

1951 | Harris Judson Hardy

1950 | Arthur Simeon Winsor, Jr.

1949 | Rodney Lee Borum

1948 | Thomas Jefferson Peterson, Jr.

1947 | John McDavid Loftis

1946 | Charles Norwood Reilley

1945 | Charles Lawton Hayes, Jr.

1944 | Howard Gray

1943 | John Moore Ruth

1942 | Stephen Bruce Langfeld

1941 | Irving Alperin

1940 | Arthur Watts Clark

1939 | Martin Bernard Kalkstein

1938 | Leah Robinson

1937 | Lawrence Earle Hinkle, Jr.

1936 | Robert Hooke

1935 | Robert Francis Furchgott

1934 | Edward McDonald Serrem

1933 | George Julian Koch

1932 | Whitfield Cobb

1931 | Georgia May Edgar

1930 | Abraham Rosenblatt

1927 | E.A. Cameron

1926 | J.A. Upshaw

1925 | R.C. Bullock

1924 | V.A. Hoyle

1923 | Z.T. Fortescue

1921 | L.J. Phipps

1920 | C. Edwards

1919 | W.F. Hunter

1918 | C.M. Hazlehurst

1917 | W.F. Morrison

1916 | C.S. Harris

1915 | G.W. Smith

1914 | W.S. Wicker

1913 | H.W. Collins

1912 | J.B. Scarborough

1911 | A.L. Field

1910 | G.C. Mann

1909 | O.P. Rhyne