2015 Press Releases

Irish Examiner profiles UCC President

30 Jan 2015
UCC President Dr Michael Murphy beside the Boole window in the Aula Maxima Image: Tomás Tyner, UCC

“The influence of George Boole’s theories of logic and probabilities are as powerful today as they were back in the 1800s” says UCC President in an interview today in the Irish Examiner.

“At UCC we are hugely proud of George Boole and he serves as the ultimate ambassador to our long tradition of independent thinking – a trait he epitomised in his lifetime” says Dr Murphy talking to journalist John Daly in the Business Section of the paper.  To read more of the Irish Examiner profile of Dr Murphy  http://bit.ly/163JJ3Q

2015 marks the bicentenary of George Boole, forefather of the information age and first professor of mathematics at University College Cork.  The University is celebrating the bicentenary with  a range of events and the year kicks off with the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures on the 5th February, 6pm which will be live-streamed.

The co-founder of Synopsys and Cadence, Professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, University of California Berkeley and the former Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland Professor Muffy Calder OBE, University of Glasgow are the guest speakers who will discuss how Boolean thought has influenced our modern world.

The live-streaming can be accessed at  tinyurl.com/GB200InauguralLectures.    More about Boole and the celebrations www.georgeboole.com

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