Patrick (Thomas) Burke

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Rev. Dr Patrick (Thomas) Burke, O.Carm. (1923 - March 30, 2008), was an Irish Carmelite priest, physicist and school teacher.

Thomas Burke was born 4 November 1923. He was educated in Synge Street Christian Brothers School in Dublin. He joined the Carmelites, and studied in University College Dublin, earning a Degree(1945), Masters(1947) and Doctorate(1949). He studied in Milltown Park earning a Theology degree and licentiate.[1] Ordained in 1951, he also gained a Higher Diploma in Education in 1953.

Dr Burke taught Mathematics and Physics at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, before teaching Mathematics at Terenure College in Dublin, where he also served as Prior and Headmaster. He joined the Physics department at UCD.

He co-founded with Dr Tony Scott his former pupil in Terenure College the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in 1965,[2] they came up with the idea while working in New Mexico in 1963.

Dr. Paddy Burke died on March 30, 2008.[3]


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  1. ^ Rev Patrick Thomas Burke
  2. ^ Young Scientist Exhibition History
  3. ^ Obituary - Committed Educator and Young Scientist Exhibition Founder Dies, April 12, 2008.