#1365: "Ireland's Got A Hamilton Too"

Nov 17, 2016

William Rowan Hamilton
Credit Famous Mathematicians dot com

If you ever visit Ireland in October, you may see hundreds of people gather for a walk to a bridge in Dublin that celebrates Ireland's greatest mathematician. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll hear William Rowan Hamilton, who vandalized Broom Bridge with an equation…an equation which changed mathematics forever.  

We’ll also hear how virtual reality is being used to teach history, celebrate the teenager who game the world Frankenstein.

And we’ll spend an academic minute advocating for hosta.