President of Ireland meets Denis Weaire, Bob Kirby-Harris and Robert Bowman at the the IOPI Spring Weekend
19 April 2011
The President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, addressed the Institute of Physics in Ireland’s 40th Spring Weekend meeting on 16 April 2011 in the Four Seasons Hotel in Carlingford, across the water from the President’s home town of Rostrevor.
In an inspirational speech, the President emphasised the key role of physics in society and the need for physicists to convey their passion for the subject.
One of Ireland’s most distinguished physicists and honorary IOP Fellow, Tony Scott, presented the President with ‘Lab Coats and Lace’, a book of Irish women scientists.
President McAleese then spent some time meeting many of the attendees individually.