A Mystic Dream of 4
A sonnet sequence based on the life of William Rowan Hamilton
by Dr. Iggy McGovern, Fellow Emeritus, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin
Hardback: 92 pages
Publisher: Quaternia Press
Price: €20.00 (+P&P)
This is a poetic biography of the 19th century mathematician (and poet) whose discoveries have wide ranging application in modern science and engineering. Appointed Professor of Astronomy while still technically an undergraduate, he was the first Foreign Member of the American National Academy of Science. The life is presented in 64 sonnets, largely in the voices of people who knew him, viz. family & friends, poets & paramours, astronomers & aristocrats and reverends & rebels.