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.
Sat, 28 Jan, 2017
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.
Fri, 04 Dec, 2015
Turtle soup and champagne were among the delicacies enjoyed by well-heeled Cork City dwellers during the final years of the Great Famine, according to the letters of UCC’s first professor of maths, George Boole.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
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.
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015