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George Fitzgerald

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Professor Denis Weaire FRS (PhD Cavendish Lab 1968) held until recently the chair of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. He will assume the role of his most distinguished predecessor, George Francis Fitzgerald, in the year 1900, speaking of the Maxwellian revoluition in physics and its great consequences – in particular his interpretation of the Hertz experiment (1887). It ushered in the age of radio communication that is still shaping our lives.

Weaire is currently best known for the conception of the Weaire-Phelan (foam) structure, used as the basis for the design of the Water Cube in the Beijing Olympics.

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