out more about DIT's events
as part of our contribution to the William Rowan Hamilton
Born in 1805
William Rowan Hamilton was an Irish mathematician, physicist,
and astronomer. Infact, he was one of the most imaginative mathematicians
of the nineteenth century, and he changed the course of modern
algebra with his discovery of quaternions in 1843.
On the occasion
of the bicentenary of the birth of William Rowan Hamilton, the
Irish Government has designated this year as "Hamilton Year
2005: Celebrating Irish Science and Technology".
The aim of
the celebration is to highlight and celebrate the successes of
countless Irish people in all the diverse fields of the sciences
and technology, to draw attention to Ireland's proud scientific
heritage and to create awareness of the exciting world-class science
that is being undertaken in Ireland today.
Irish Academy, Ireland's academy for the sciences, humanities
and social sciences, is coordinating the nation-wide celebration.
And DIT has
its role to play in the celebrations. After all, the disciplines
of science, engineering, and technology have been at the heart
of DIT for over 120 years.
scientists and chemists to physicists, mathematicians and computer
technicians, DIT graduates have and continue to make significant
contributions in their various disciplines both here in Ireland
and across the globe.
DIT will be
hosting a number of events throughout 2005. See DIT Hamilton Event
Listings for further details.