Peter Lynch

93 results

Stamp featuring William Rowan Hamilton,  an innovative mathematician and physicist of the highest order

Mathematicians are not renowned for their ability to reach the deepest recesses of the human soul. This talent is usually associated with great artist(...)

  A murmuration of starlings   at dusk near Ballywilliam, Co Wexford. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is exhilarating to watch a large flock of birds swarming in ever-changing patterns. Swarming is an emergent behaviour, resulting from a set of simp(...)

George Salmon: In 1833, aged just 14 years, he entered Trinity College, where he was to spend his entire career.

As you pass through the main entrance of Trinity College, the iconic Campanile stands before you, flanked, in pleasing symmetry, by two statues. On th(...)

Dr Muriel Bristol claimed she could determine by taste the order in which the constituents are poured in a cup of tea. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

One hundred years ago, an English lady, Dr Muriel Bristol, amazed some leading statisticians by proving that she could determine by taste the order in(...)

A French stamp honouring Évariste Galois.

On the morning of May 30th, 1832, a young man stood 25 paces from his friend. Both men fired, but only one pistol was loaded. Évariste Galois, a 20-ye(...)

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 (...)

Automatic chess-playing machines were crude and plodding, and easily beaten. Now they are unbeatable, even by a grand master thanks to clever algorithms. File photograph: Alan Betson

The impact of computing on society is ever increasing. Web-based commerce continues to grow and artificial intelligence now pervades our lives. To mak(...)

Tommy Horkan (11) from Mount Merrion, Dublin, pictured enjoying the fun at Explorium, Ireland’s first sports and science centre. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Children have an almost limitless capacity to absorb knowledge if it is presented in an appealing and entertaining manner. Mathematics can be daunting(...)

Shane O’Neills joint-managers Peter Lynch and Caoibhe Sloan in 2016. The pair are hoping to lead Down to success this year. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

“I’ve been mistaken for a water girl a few times, a player a lot of the time, even an injured player.” Such is the plight of a young, female intercou(...)

A Roman abacus. But what did the Romans really do for mathematics?

The ancient Romans developed many new techniques for engineering and architecture. The citizens of Rome enjoyed fountains, public baths, central heati(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »