Boole Shannon Symposium
Transatlantic Founders of the Information Age
A symposium to recognise the achievements of George Boole and Claude Shannon and speakers will include Professor Patrick O’Shea, Vice President and Chief Research Officer at the University of Maryland and Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCC.
The Global community of UCC Alumni are also invited to join the Alumni Association for an exclusive screening of The Genius of George Boole, a documentary, narrated by Oscar winner, Jeremy Irons. The film examines the legacy of UCC’s first Professor of Mathematics, George Boole - creator of Boolean algebra and forefather of the digital age.
In 2015, University College Cork celebrates the bicentenary of George Boole, 1815-64. The huge impact of George Boole’s work on technology today is explored in this stunning new film commissioned by University College Cork. Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons and produced by multi award-winning Oxford Film and Television, The Genius of George Boole assembles industry leaders and academics from across the globe to explore the life and importance of one of the world’s greatest unsung heroes.
This event will take place on March 18th, 2016 from 1pm to 5.30pm in the Singleton Auditorium 46-3002 in MIT. Reception to follow at the Pappalardo Room, 4-349 at 6pm. Full instructions on how to register for global alumni events are available here.