Three Letters on Broom Bridge

Every October 16th hundreds of people gather in Dublin to celebrate Ireland’s greatest mathematician, William Rowan Hamilton. And get this – it was his act of vandalism on Broom Bridge in 1843 that put him in the history books – it actually changed mathematics forever. Samuel Hanson brings us the story.

This story was originally produced by Samuel Hansen in 2015. It was hosted and mixed for Transistor by Josh Swartz. Outro music by Chris Zabriskie.

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