Christmas tree: When divided up by red, blue and gold kites and darts, no two adjacent regions are the same colour.

When decorating our Christmas trees, we aim to achieve an aesthetic balance. Let’s suppose that there is a plenitude of baubles, but that their colour(...)

William Rowan Hamilton: a role model for good practice in the age of Covid

On top of being a mathematical genius, William Rowan Hamilton was a role model for good practice in the age of Covid. His epochal discovery of quatern(...)

Prominent mathematics education lecturer Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin (assistant professor at UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics) has been honoured as the recipient of the 2020 Maths Week Ireland Award for her contribution to raising public awareness of maths, pictured with Dr Sheila Donegan, and Eoin Gill, co-founders of Maths Week. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Prominent maths educator Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin has been honoured as this year’s recipient of the Maths Week Ireland Award for raising public aw(...)

Prof Terry Tao’s Hamilton lecture will draw on his childhood fascination with astronomy and distances between planets.

Terry Tao is probably the world’s best problem solver in mathematics – the skill that is the essence of this essential creative science. So it’s more(...)

Like John Tyndall, who always underlined the need for science communication and engagement with the public, Tyndall National Institute in UCC has a major programme of science engagement in tandem with advanced research. Above  public engagement and outreach officers Dr Caitriona Tyndall and Alida Zauers with Albi Morrish in the Tyndall Atrium adjoining the cleanroom during Culture Night. Photograph: Clare Keogh.

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor The life of great Irish natural philosopher John Tyndall was summed up adeptly in 2018 when the pu(...)

Hungarian Cornelius Lanczos took up a position   at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

In May 1954, Cornelius Lanczos took up a position as senior professor in the School of Theoretical Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studie(...)

William Rowan Hamilton: In his winning essay, Hayes focuses on the ‘flash of genius’ Hamilton experienced in October 1843 when he carved the equation that had just come to his mind into the stones of Broombridge on the Royal Canal near Cabra, in Dublin

NUI Galway maths student James Hayes (17) is the 2020 winner of the Mary Mulvihill Award, the science media competition for third-level students. The(...)

Riot Games’s most popular video game, League of Legends

Video games generate worldwide annual sales of about €140 billion. With millions of people confined at home with time to spare, the current pandemic m(...)

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(...)

RIA president Prof Peter Kennedy, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue and artist Emma Ray at the unveiling of the Hamilton artwork. Photograph: Peter Gallagher/Twitter.

Most graffiti does not stand the test of time but one ‘Eureka moment’ 176 years ago, when an equation was scratched on a bridge in North Dublin, prove(...)

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