Ibec Voices

Hamilton Day 2021: Celebrating Ireland's greatest mathematician

October 11, 2021 Ibec Season 1 Episode 14
Ibec Voices
Hamilton Day 2021: Celebrating Ireland's greatest mathematician
Show Notes

On this episode of Ibec Voices we discuss upcoming Hamilton Day celebrations and the fascinating story of William Rowan Hamilton, universally recognised as the greatest mathematician, and arguably the greatest scientist, that Ireland has produced to date.   

Ibec is delighted to partner with the Royal Irish Academy once again on Hamilton Day, this year taking place on Friday 15th October, to promote the lasting legacy of an Irish man who made a seminal contribution to the world around us today. 

The discussion answers questions such as:

  • Who was William Rowan Hamilton and what is his contribution to our lives today?
  • Why does Ibec partner with the Royal Irish Academy for Hamilton Day?
  • What is the programme of events for this year’s Hamilton Day?
  • What can be expected from the 2021 Hamilton Lecture ‘Glimpses into Hyperbolic geometry’ presented by Professor Caroline Series?

You will hear expert insights on William Rowan Hamilton and Hamilton Day 2021 from:

  •  Danny McCoy, CEO Ibec;
  •  Dr Mary Canning, Royal Irish Academy, President;
  • Professor Caroline Series, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick.