# Alumnus Roger Behrend awarded David P. Robbins Prize

Dr Behrend, along with Ilse Fischer and Matjaž Konvalinka have been awarded this prestigious award from the American Mathematical Society.

The David P. Robbins Prize is awarded every three years for a paper reporting novel research in algebra, combinatorics, or discrete mathematics.

The 2019 award was for the paper, “Diagonally and antidiagonally symmetric alternating sign matrices of odd order,” published in 2017 in Advances in Mathematics.

Dr Behrend completed a PhD in mathematical physics at the University of Melbourne in 1997. He has worked in the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University since 2001.