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A Mystic Dream of 4

A mystic dream of 4 in Armagh

19 October 2018

On 16 October William Rowan Hamilton’s discovery of quaternion algebra is commemorated with a walk from Dunsink Observatory to Broome Bridge.

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22 October

  • 1770 Birth of Thomas Johann Seebeck, discoverer of the thermoelectric effect
  • 1881 Birth of Clinton Davisson, joint winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize along with George Paget Thomson for their independent discoveries of electron diffraction
  • 1881 Birth of Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, the geophysicist who first developed equations that describe how seismic waves behave when travelling between different layers of Earth and are useful in locating underground reservoirs
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