From 2015 - 2016, we are celebrating the bicentenary of George Boole, our very first Professor of Mathematics, who went on to be known as the 'father of the information age.' A mathematical genius who was largely self-taught, his invention of Boolean algebra and symbolic logic pioneered a new mathematics. His legacy surrounds us everywhere, in the computers, information storage and retrieval, electronic circuits and controls that support life, learning and communications in the 21st century.
Professor John O’Keefe, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will receive an honorary doctorate from UCC on 15 December 2014 in recognition of his enormous contributions to neuroscience.
Professor O’Keefe will also be guest speaker at ‘The Hippocampus in Health & Disease’, a major symposium organised by UCC’s Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience in advance of the honorary conferring ceremony.