The aim of the series Mathematicians in Our Lives is to grow awareness and interest among students about the broader impact of mathematics, exemplified by the unique contributions of George Boole and William Rowan Hamilton.
UCC Brings Boole2School took place on 2 November 2015 to mark the bicentenary of George Boole. The outreach initiative introduced Boolean mathematics lessons, including puzzles using Minecraft and Candy Crush, to approximately 100,000 children aged 8 to 18 in 51 countries worldwide. The Irish Mathematical Trust has teamed up with UCC School of Mathematical Sciences, with support from the UCC college of SEFS, to help preserve the successful Boole2School legacy. However this time, George Boole is joined by another... William Rowan Hamilton is continuing our ongoing series “Mathematicians in our Lives”.