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