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Lecture: "The Fascinating World of Ocean Waves"

31st October 2010
Lecture: "The Fascinating World of Ocean Waves"
A lecture on 'The Fascinating World of Ocean Waves' is to be held on Wednesday 3 November at Alliance Française, 1 Kildare Street in Dublin 2.

The evening lecture is to be presented by Professor Frederic Dias from UCD, an expert on water waves for over twenty years. Professor Dias will explore how waves can have destructive power but they can also be a source of renewable energy, especially in Ireland, which is the country with the best wave climate in the world. In addiiton to explaining tsunamis as well as freak waves and review wave energy conversion.

Between 1999 and 2008 Prof. Frederic Dias was a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan in France; prior to that, he was Director of Research at the CNRS in France.

The presentation will be in French with films and slides in English. This will be followed by a Q&A session in French and English. The evening lecture is a partnership with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy.

The lecture starts at 6.30pm. Admission to the lecture is free, though please be advised that there is number of seats: RSVP

For information Alliance Francaise, please contact Tel: (01) 676 1732 or Email [email protected] or logon to

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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