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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.
  • Transition Year
  • Dublin
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Third Level Students
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  • 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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