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Lunchtime Lecture Series: Science

The 2012 Science Lecture Series was organised by the Academy Library as an integral element of an exhibition Science at the Royal Irish Academy: ‘Uniting whatever is pleasing with whatever is useful’: an exhibition: July 2012-May 2013.

Date: Autumn/Winter 2012
Venue: Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

We hope you will enjoy these presentations which engage with the exhibition themes:

  • the role of Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-65), whose mathematical genius led to discoveries including his work on dynamics which formed the basis for Erwin Schrödinger’s work in quantum mechanics;
  • the work of Richard Kirwan (1733-1812), chemist, barrister, meteorologist and mineralogist;
  • scientific collections in Dublin, including the Worth Library, an important collection assembled by a Dublin physician, Edward Worth (1678-1733), and curated at Dr Steevens’ Hospital.

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