George Boole

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Forefather of the information age, George Boole is to be honoured in Cork on Thursday evening with the launch of a book of essays on his life and contribution to mathematics and science

Forefather of the information age, George Boole was honoured in Cork on Wednesday evening with the launch of a book of essays on his life and contribu(...)

Comedian Dara Ó Briain and Crónán Ó Doibhlin,  Head of Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, UCC inspect a cpy of George Boole’s ‘The Laws of Thought’. The book centred on his famous theory of logic and probabilities and has heavily influenced mathematics for modern  computer systems. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Comedian and science aficionado Dara Ó Briain paid his respects to mathematician George Boole at the weekend when he visited University College Cork t(...)

Winners in each of the four categories of the Cork company of the year awards were David Owens of SolarWinds (large company winner) with Cork Chamber president Gillian Keating and Vodafone Ireland chief executive Anne O’Leary; Joan Lucey of Vibes & Scribes (retail company of the year); Patrice Fanning of Technically Write IT (emerging category winner), Mark Brosnan of Xanadu Consulting (SME winner) and Cork Chamber chief executive Conor Healy. Photograph: John Sheehan

Cork is competing on a global stage thanks to the pioneering spirit of its people who have helped shape its economic development, Cork Chamber preside(...)

George Boole: ‘There would be no internet, no digital computers, and no online search without him’

One of the world’s great mathematicians, died in Cork 150 years ago this week, a thinker whose work paved the way for digital computing and modern (...)

George Boole: became professor of mathematics at Queen’s College in 1849 despite having no degree and never having attended any university

Mathematician and logician George Boole died just 150 years ago, on December 8th, 1864, following a drenching as he was walking between his home an(...)

The energy neutral smart beehive created by the UCC students can autonomously monitor the activity of the bee colony and conditions within the beehive. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

A project by a group of University College Cork (UCC) students has won a global competition for using smart technology to help the plight of the humbl(...)

Among the events planned for the Bicentenary celebrations of mathematician Geroge Boole’s death is a restoration by UCC and Cork City Council of the scientist’s home  in Cork.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today join with the president of University College Cork Dr Michael Murphy to launch next year’s celebration to mark the bic(...)

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