Annual Hamilton walk today

By Juliana Adelman

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In honour of Ireland’s most celebrated mathematician, William Rowan Hamilton, Dr Fiacre O Cairbre hosts a walk following the course which Hamilton is said to have taken when he came up with the idea of quaternions.  The walk is today, leaving from Maynooth at 1:15.  To sign up contact Dr O Cairbre, see the walk’s website for contact details.

One Response to “Annual Hamilton walk today”

  1. Ann Downey Says:

    Dunsink Observatory was built in 1793, it was stipulated in Provost Andrews’s will (he bequeathed most of the funding) that it should be within walking distance from Trinity College.
    When Rowan Hamilton died pork chop bones were found distributed in the layers of papers on and around his desk.

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