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The 8th Annual Boole Lecture

 

" GEORGE BOOLE - A PORTRAIT OF THE MAN AND HIS WORK"

 

SPEAKER:      PROFESSOR DES MACHALE
Professor School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC and Author of  George Boole his life and work

TIME & DATE:  8PM ON TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER   (REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FROM 7.30 PM)
LOCATION:   LECTURE THEATRE G5, WESTERN GATE BUILDING, UCC

ABSTRACT:
“In this lecture we discuss George Boole the man, his life in Lincoln and Cork, as an  active citizen concerned about the welfare of his fellow human beings. We also discuss his work as a Professor at Queen’s College (now University College) Cork, his books, papers and writings, which led to his being, described as both the father of computer science and the founder of pure mathematics.”


ADMISSION IS FREE & EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND

This lecture will be aimed at interested members of the general public and will be non-technical in nature. It will be of particular interest to teachers and their pupils and those interested in the history of Mathematics, Logic, Computer Science, Electronics, Probability and Education.