In 2015, University College Cork (UCC) celebrates the bicentenary of George Boole, 1815-64. Born in Lincoln, Boole was a mathematical genius who was largely self-taught. His appointment as the first Professor of Mathematics at this college in 1849 provided the opportunity to develop his most important work, An Investigation of the Laws of Thought. The UCC website contains further information on other events taking place as part of George Boole 200.
To mark the occasion, a number of international conferences will take place in Cork in 2015. The George Boole Bicentenary Celebration 2015 will be held in University College Cork over the weekend of August 28th 2015. The 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2015) will be colocated with the 31st International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2015), taking place from August 31-September 4, 2015. The George Boole Mathematical Sciences (GBMS) Conference will also take place from August 17-28, 2015.