23 October 2019
On the 16 October each year, a day of celebrations is held to commemorate famed Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton's quaternion algebra 'Eureka moment' in 1843.
The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.Read more about the RIA
The Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee is an all-island multidisciplinary committee formed in September 2014. The committee representation includes academia, research centres, interest groups and SFI. The committee’s functions include addressing topical issues with a national or international focus and advising the Academy on the formation of policy. The committee also acts as the national adhering body for international unions including International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the Irish Mathematical Union (IMU) and International Astronomical Union (IAU). The committee has a varied programme of works including lectures, publications and special events focusing on key issues. These events include the annual Hamilton Lecture and the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize.