Associate Professor Robert Osburn has been awarded the prestigious 2018 James M. Flaherty Visiting Professorship by the Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF).
 
Professor Osburn will spend twelve weeks teaching and conducting research together with Professor Hans Boden at McMaster University, one of the leading Mathematics departments in Canada, on the topic of quantum knot invariants, number theory and topological quantum computing.
 
The ICUF aims to encourage and facilitate links between scholars in Ireland and Canada across all academic disciplines. As part of this initiative, the ICUF supports up to two Irish professors traveling to Canada and up to two Canadian professors traveling to Ireland.