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Alchemists Cafe
Armagh Planetarium
Belfast City Hall
Blackrock Castle Observatory
Cavan Institute
Coláiste Mhuire, Marino
Cork Institute of Technology
CSO Central Statistics Office
Derry City & Strabane District Council
Dublin City University
Dublin Institute of Technology
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dunsink Observatory
Early Childhood Ireland
Engineers Ireland
Froebel College of Education
Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Sligo
Institute of Technology, Tallaght
Institute of Technology, Tralee
Irish Skeptics Society
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Lifetime Lab
Marsh's Library
National Adult Literacy Agency
National Museum of Ireland
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National University of Ireland Maynooth
NSAI National Standards Authority of Ireland
Queens University, Belfast
RDS, Royal Dublin Society
RIA, Royal Irish Academy
St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra
Stranmillis University College
Trinity College Dublin - University of Dublin
Ulster Museum
University College Cork
University College Dublin
University of Limerick
University of Ulster Coleraine
University of Ulster Magee
University of Ulster, Jordanstown
W5 - Interactive Discovery Centre
Waterford Institute of Technology

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Elegance, simplicity and genius: George Boole's equation x²=x

George Boole was born in Lincoln on 2nd November 1815. He was the first professor of mathematics at Queen's College Cork, from 1849 until his death in that city in 1864. His seminal work, An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854), laid the theoretical foundations for all the digital machines and gadgets that are ubiquitous today. A new edition of Des MacHale's biography of Boole, "The Life and work of George Boole: A prelude to the digital age", has just been published. There is no one better qualified than Des MacHale to speak on him, in this the bicentenary year of Boole's birth. Des MacHale is well known, not only as a mathematician, but as one who takes a serious interest in humour.
What
  • Transition Year
  • Dublin
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Third Level Students
  • Parents
  • General Public
  • Senior Cycle Secondary
When Oct 13, 2015
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where DCU St Patrick's College Drumcondra
Contact Name Gillian Clarke
Contact Phone 01-8842148
Attendees Transition Year;
Senior Cycle;
Third Level Students;
Interested Public at Large
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