The Hamilton Year 2005 at DIT

William Rowan Hamilton’s Life - Key Dates

 

4 August 1805 - Born in Dublin

22 October 1832 - Predicts conical refraction

15 August 1835 - Knighted at the BAAS meeting

12 December 1837 - Elected President of the Royal Irish Academy

16 October 1843 - Discovers Quaternions and scratches the formula on Broome Bridge on his way into the Academy

9 January 1865 - Elected first Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Science

13 November 1958 - Eamon De Valera unveils a plaque in honour of Hamilton at Broome Bridge

 


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