Where is the bridge for our greatest scientist?

Posted in Research on May 8th, 2014 by steve

“Dublin’s new Rosie Hackett Bridge opens later this month, and there are now calls to name Cork Airport after Rory Gallagher. So isn’t it about time we named something after an Irish scientist? …” (more)

[Mary Mulvihill, Irish Times, 8 May]


The curious connection between William Rowan Hamilton and other Hamiltons

Posted in Research on October 19th, 2012 by steve

“This is maths week, and Ireland’s most famous mathematician William Rowan Hamilton gets mentioned a lot. Here are some facts about him you might not know. This gets complicated so pay attention! …” (more)

[The World According to Gar, 19 October]

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Ireland’s other liberator, of algebra

Posted in Research on October 11th, 2012 by steve

“Daniel O’Connell may have been known as The Liberator, but another important figure in 19th-century Ireland earned a similar title – mathematician William Rowan Hamilton is considered to have liberated algebra …” (more)

[Claire O’Connell, Irish Times, 11 October]

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Hamilton Walk and Maths Week in Ireland

Posted in Life on October 17th, 2011 by steve

“October 16th is a special day for mathematics and physics in Ireland. On this day, we commemorate the discovery of quaternions by William Rowan Hamilton, the great Irish mathematician and astronomer …” (more)

[Antimatter, 16 October]


Back To The Future For Irish Maths Discovery

Posted in Research on August 15th, 2011 by steve

“A mathematical discovery made 150 years ago – but thought to be of little significance at the time – is now widely used in computer games, revealed the University of Ulster’s Dr Mark McCartney. The Mathematics lecturer, who is based at the Jordanstown campus, has co-authored an article in the prestigious Nature journal featuring seven little known examples of mathematical discoveries that found their purpose many years later …” (more)

[University of Ulster, 15 August]

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