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CANCELLED: In Conversation with the RIA Hamilton lecturer


Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 14:00 - 14:30


Ibec 84-86 Baggot Street Lower D02 H720 Dublin or Online via Teams



This event has been cancelled.

 Dr Rachel Quinlan, University of Galway, will be In Conversation with the 2022 RIA Hamilton Day guest speaker Professor Avi Wigderson, in person in Dublin 2 or watch online via the Teams live stream. 

Professor Avi Wigderson will present the 2022 RIA Hamilton lecture on ‘Cryptography: Secrets and Lies, Knowledge and Trust’ in the Royal Irish Academy on Wednesday, 1 March at 18:00 and this is available to book here.

Professor Avi Wigderson will present the 2022 RA Hamilton lecture on ‘Cryptography: Secrets and Lies, Knowledge and Trust’ on Monday 17th October. Professor Wigderson is the Herbert H. Maass Professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Studies. His research interests include complexity theory, parallel algorithms, graph theory, cryptography, distributed computing, and neural networks. He has received numerous prizes including the Knuth Prize 2019, Gödel Prize in 2009, Nevanlinna Prize in 1994 and in 2021, Wigderson shared the Abel Prize with László Lovász “for their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and their leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics”.



Dr Rachel Quinlan is a senior lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Galway. She completed her PhD in Group Theory at the University of Alberta in 2000, and spent the next five years at University College Dublin, before moving to Galway in 2005. Her current research interests are in linear algebra and its interactions with combinatorics and group theory, and in the teaching and learning of mathematics in higher education. She is also interested in mathematical art, especially in geometric origami. 

The Royal Irish Academy Hamilton Day is supported by Ibec and The Irish Times



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