This conference proceedings relates to an event which took place in Trinity College in 1986, stimulated by the Royal Irish Academy Bicentenary events, which themsleves generated a conference, the proceedings of which however are not on record. It is therefore an important collection of material, which is not ‘dated’ in the sense the conference proceedings often are.
Table of Contents:
List of Contributors / Preface / Foreword / see also Review
Mathematical research and instruction in Ireland, 1782 – 1840 I GRATTAN-GUINNESS
Reforming mathematics education; an Anglo-lrish connection W.H.BROCK
James MacCullagh T.D.SPEARMAN
William Rowan Hamilton, the roots of creativity SEAN 0 DONNELL
George Boole’s scientific. work in Cork DESMOND MacHALE
George Gabriel Stokes and Williarn Thomson; biographical attitudes towards their Irish origins FRANK A.J.L.JAMES
Astronomy in Ireland from the late eighteenth to the end of the nineteenth century SUSAN M.P. McKENNA LAWLOR
Rev. John Brinkley; a new start P.A.WAYMAN
Lord Rosse and the giant reflector J.A.BENNETT
Lunar temperature measurements at Birr Castle DAVID TAYLOR and MARY McGUCKIAN
Humphrey Lloyd; ambassador of Irish science and technology JAMES G O’HARA
The international standing of Irish science at the end of the nineteenth century, the Hertz-FitzGerald comspondence JAMES G O’HARA
Rev. Samuel Haughton and the age of the earth controversy NORMAN DOUGLAS McMILLAN
John Joly; brilliant polymath JOHN R. NUDDS
Ireland and the physics of submarine telegraphy D. de COGAN
The Hon. Mrs Ward (1827 – 1869); a wife, mother, microscopist and astronomer in Ireland 1854 – 1869 OWEN HARRY
Robert Woods (1865 – 1938); a neglected biophysicist C.S.BREATHNACH Index
The following was the contact information for the authors at the time of publication:
BENNETT, Dr J., Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, England.
BREATHNACH, Professor C.S., Department of Physiology, University College, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland.
BROCK, Dr W.H., Victorian Studies Cen6e,,University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE 1 7RH, England.
COGAN, Dr D. de, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, England.
GRATTAN-GLTQNESS, Dr I., Faculty of Social Science, Middlesex Polytechnic, Queensway, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 45F, England.
HARRY, Dr O.G., Department of Zoology, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast B17 INN, Northern Ireland. JAMES,
Dr F.A.J.L., The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London WIX 4BS, England.
MEGUCKIAN, Ms M., Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.
MacHALE, Dr D., Department of Mathematics, University College, Cork, Ireland.
McKENNA LAWLOR, Professor 5., Experimental Physics Department, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland.
McMILLAN, Dr N.D., Department of Physics, Carlow Regional Technical College, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland.
NUDDS, Dr J.R., Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland. (Present Address: Manchester Museum, The University, Oxford Road, Manchester M 1 3 9PL, England.)
0 DONNELL, Dr S., 12 Fenwick Drive, Hamilton, Scotland.
0 HARA, Dr J.G., Leibniz Archiv, Waterloostrasse 8, 3000 Hannover 1, W. Gennany.
SPEARMAN, Professor T.D., School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.
TAYLOR, Dr D., Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.
WAYMAN, Professor P.A., Dunsink Observatory, Dublin 15, Ireland. (now deceased, alas)
WEAIRE, Professor D.L., Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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