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Monday, 12 April 2010

Robert Boyle Tops "Greatest Irish Scientist" Poll

In response to the obvious omission of any scientists from RTÉ's recent list of "Ireland's Greatest", the wonderful Science.ie set up an online poll to find out who was or is Ireland's Greatest Scientist. And the winner is .................. Robert Boyle! According to their website...
"Robert Boyle was your most popular choice, with almost two third (32.2%) of your votes. Next were the mathematician William Rowan Hamilton (21.2%) and Ernest Walton (17.8%), who won the Nobel Prize for smashing the atom."
I didn't make the list, but I'm OK! To find out more visit their website. To find out more about the life and work of Robert Boyle, click here to visit a previous Frog Blog post.

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