Publication Date: 15 October, 2014
Each year, the French Académie des sciences awards approximately eighty prizes each year at a ceremony in the Institut de France Académie des sciences in Paris. The 2014 presentation tool place yesterday the 14 October and UCD Earth Institute member Professor Frédéric Dias was awarded the Emilia Valori Price for the application of science. This price was established in 2004 and rewards research applications alternatively in the discipline areas of Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical Sciences and Computer Sciences and Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Genomics and Human Biology and Medical Sciences.
Over the last 20 years, Professor Frédéric Dias has been at the forefront of research on water waves. Professor Dias is an applied mathematician with a PhD in Civil Engineering who has made numerous pioneering contributions that have significantly advanced the field of fluid dynamics. His research contributions have spanned the fields of mathematics, mechanics, physics and civil engineering, and he is widely recognised as an expert in nonlinear wave motion.