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Hamilton Day

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15:30 – 20:30 16 Oct 2015
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Royal Irish Academy
Dawson Street
Dublin 2

Yale University’s Daniel Spielman, ICT Consultant for Arup, Padraig Kenny and Professor of Genetics Kevin Mitchell are among the speakers who will join Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain to mark Ireland’s biggest day in Mathematics. Details on the programme are below.



Royal Irish Academy Hamilton Day Programme – Friday 16 October 2015



With the support of Arup and the Irish Times, the Royal Irish Academy will once again honour the great Irish Scientist, William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865).



The Academy has put together an exciting programme of events to mark the anniversary of Hamilton’s historical discovery.



Public Conversation and Prize Giving 2015 – Royal Irish Academy at 3.30pm



The Academy will host a public conversation moderated by Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain. The panel discussion will cover mathematics, engineering, statistics, ICT and genetics. The panel will explore how they use networks to model connections within their individual disciplines.



Speakers include:

Daniel Spielman, Yale University

Kevin Mitchell, Trinity College Dublin

Padraig Kenny, Arup

Nial Friel, University College Dublin



Moderated by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin



Following the Public Conversation, ten of Ireland’s top mathematics students will be awarded the Hamilton Prize in recognition of their achievements.



This year’s prize is supported by Arup and the Irish Times.

Free Admission but booking is essential. Click here to book your place
http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hamilton-day-public-conversation-and-prize-giving-2015-tickets-18903163872?aff=es2


Hamilton Lecture- Burke Theatre, TCD at 7:30pm



Later that day the Academy will host the 2015 Hamilton Lecture ‘Understanding networks through physical metaphors’ which will be delivered by Professor Daniel Spielman from Yale University at the Burke Theatre, Trinity College at 7:30pm.



The Hamilton lecture is one of Ireland’s most prestigious science lectures tickets are €5 or €3 for concession and can be booked at:
http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hamilton-day-annual-lecture-2015-understanding-networks-through-physical-metaphors-tickets-18430747863?aff=es2



Hamilton Day and the Hamilton Lecture are kindly supported by ARUP and The Irish Times.

Event type: Conference
Sponsored by: Arup
Co-sponsored by: The Irish Times
Organised by: Royal Irish Academy
Contact details: Ms Rebecca Farrell

Acting Senior Programme Manager

Royal Irish Academy - ACADAMH RÍOGA NA HÉIREANN

19 Dawson Street

Dublin 2



Tel: 00 353 (0) 1 609 0676 (direct line) / 00 353 (0) 1 676 2570 (switch)
email info@rai.ie

http://www.ria.ie/events/events-listing/hamilton-day--annual-lecture-2015--understanding-


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