George Boole

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George Gabriel Stokes made profound contributions to hydrodynamics and devised and performed many ingenious experiments in optical science. Portrait: The Royal Society

Ireland should do much more to recognise “the immense contribution to the world of science” made by mathematician and physicist George Gabriel Stokes (...)

An illustration of Prof James Moriarty in Conan Doyle’s work bears a striking resemblance to a photograph of Prof George Boole (left) and may well have been based on it.

A fascinating parallel between a brilliant mathematician and an arch-villain of crime fiction is drawn in a forthcoming book – New Light on George Boo(...)

Scientific research is expensive and the Government is the biggest funder of Irish science. A major problem can arise, however, when government contro(...)

From Mallow to Cambridge: Mathematician Robert Murphy

“A brilliant meteor that flared intensely but all too briefly”; this was how Des MacHale described the Cork-born mathematician Robert Murphy in his bi(...)

Even our pets are driven by incentivisation. It is all part of pack dynamics. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It is amazing how quickly you can get something done if you provide a bit of incentive to encourage things along. A lot of companies dangle a wad of c(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

Researchers test a robot for a US competition with a $2 million prize.  PHOTOGRAPH: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES

John Breslin Engineer, senior lecturer in electronic engineering at NUI Galway, and researcher with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He (...)

A print of a watercolour by an unknown Victorian artist of flooding in the Shannon

A rare 19th century book containing images of flooding on the river Shannon was among the highlights in the Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers sale in the Clyd(...)

A map of Ireland from the Richard S J Clarke collection of cartography, for auction at Adam’s

Three auctions in Dublin this week offer a wonderful selection of rare books and maps of interest to both collectors and anyone seeking a unique gift.(...)

Dr Ann Kelleher, corporate vice-president of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manger of the Semiconductor Manufacturing organisation at Intel. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Irish woman who has risen to the top in a global IT company has spoken about the importance of more women taking up careers in science and(...)

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