GEORGE BOOLE FRS (1815—1864) was the first Professor of Mathematics at Queen’s College (now University College) Cork, and has variously been described as the creator of Symbolic Logic, the Founder of Pure Mathematics, and the father of the Computer and Electronic age.
The Jameson Experience in east Cork and the team behind UCC’s year-long George Boole celebrations were among those honoured last night for helping to generate more than €10m in conference and tourism business in Cork this year.
Elementary, my dear Watson? Maybe so, as an event next week at University College Cork will hear that the inspiration for Professor James Moriarty, nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, was actually mathematician George Boole.
From medieval re-enactments to a Rory Gallagher walking trail, with a Masonic lodge, George Boole, and Sir Henry’s themed tours thrown in for good measure — Cork city is set to reveal its rich and varied heritage this weekend.
heritage building on Cork city’s elegant North Mall which sold at auction to a co-operative housing group in 2008 for €1.36 million is back on the market, now guiding €425,000, after some further building conservation and conservation roofing work.