Blue Dolphin B&B, Western Road (Opp UCC), Cork City |
Places of interest in Cork City |
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George Boole lived in this house from 1849 to 1855 |
Plaque on house |
One of Queen's College (now UCC) most eminent professors was mathematician George Boole.
In 1844 Boole was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Society and developed a new branch of mathematics
known as Boolian Algebra, which led eventually to the development of computer science.
Boole is still remembered in UCC today, especially in the Aula Maxima where a large stained-glass window
depicts the great mathematician seated at his writing desk, watched over by Aristotle? Euclid?
He is also invoked in the name of the college's central library, Boole Library.