Felix Hackett (1882 - 1975):
Felix Hackett was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and in America. From 1905 to 1909 he was a Junior Fellow of the Royal University of Ireland. For twelve years after that he was a physics lecturer at the Royal College of Science, Dublin. He served as Professor of Physics until the College of Science amalgamated with University College, Dublin. From 1930 to 1962 he was Treasurer of the Royal Irish Academy, and for twenty years he was Honorary Secretary of the Royal Dublin Society and served as its President from 1953 to 1956. From 1951 he was chairman of the governing board of the School of Theoretical Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.