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Tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland--Lectures by Young Scientist of the Year

October 31, 2005--The first-ever Wolfram Research Tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland will be keynoted by Sarah Flannery, author and former Irish and European Young Scientist of the Year. From November 21-24, she will present a series of lectures entitled "Using Mathematica in Teaching and Research" in Belfast, Dublin, and her hometown of Cork. Mathematica users and others interested in the impact of technical computing on education and research are encouraged to attend.

These lectures are rare opportunities to learn about Mathematica from a prominent young scientist who has used it to broaden her own understanding of mathematics and computer science. Flannery began using Mathematica in secondary school to develop a new algorithm for data encryption. Her sophisticated project quickly garnered international acclaim as she won the Irish and European Young Scientist of the Year awards and penned the popular-science bestseller In Code: A Mathematical Journey.

Now a research associate for Wolfram Research, she is developing the soon-to-be-released Wolfram Collaboration Tool software and is active in the company's educational outreach programs.

In the upcoming tour lectures, Flannery will draw from her unique experiences and expertise to discuss using Mathematica for a wide variety of college and precollege programs. She will demonstrate how Mathematica's design and key technologies mesh to make it the technical software of choice for hundreds of academic institutions, research labs, and financial organizations around the world.

A question-and-answer session will follow each presentation. Flannery will also be available for interviews, which may be arranged by contacting press@wolfram.co.uk.

Space is limited and a high turnout is expected, so early registration is strongly recommended. Registration details and a complete schedule are available on the tour website.