Salmon is a geometrician algebrist, it discovers in collaboration with Arthur Cayley, which there exist 27 straight lines on a cubic surface (a algebraic Surface of degree 3)
George begins her studies in her birthplace, the school Mr. Porter then it enters to the Trinity College of Dublin in 1833. He studies the Mathématiques and the traditional ones, gains a Grant in 1837 and obtains its diploma with the honors in mathematics in 1838.
In 1844 it Marie with Frances Anne El Salvador (dead in 1878), it lives with its 81 rue Wellington family in Dublin during 40 years. It has four wire and two girls, only elder and the young person survive to him, the others die during their childhood or at the beginning of the adulthood.
He works in Trinity College, contemporary of William Rowan Hamilton and James MacCullagh, the suicide of that Ci east can be one of the causes of its abandonment of mathematics. It is also provost of Trinity and reached a notable reputation for its strong opposition to the entry of the women in the College although it ends up accepting their entry in Trinity College. Salmon becomes member of the Royal Society the June 4th 1863.
After 1874 its work in mathematics dried up and it turns to the Théologie. He writes on the nature of the Église of Ireland, the punishment eternal and the existence of the miracles. He becomes chancellor of the cathedral Saint-Patrick.
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