Exhibition: Science/Fiction: a journey in the heart of life

The French Embassy in Ireland, in partnership with Institute of Technology Tallaght is delighted to present the exhibition Science/Fiction: a journey in the heart of life for the full month of November 2012.
© Inserm/Philippe Roingeard - De la Terre à la Lune, Jules Verne, Musée Jules Verne - Ville de Nantes - Photomontage : © Inserm / Eric Dehausse - JPEGMysterious labyrinths, sparkling nuggets, obscure caves, alphabets, ... where do these enigmatic marvels come from?

From living organisms, observed at the microscopic level. And from the work of France’s most visionary writer, Jules Verne. The panels on display are a superimposition of scientific photographs from the Inserm image bank and old engravings illustrating the writings of Jules Verne. These striking images are the creation of Eric Dehausse, an iconographer at Inserm.

To weave a story around this unusual marriage of fact and fiction, the writer Bernard Werber, author of the Ants trilogy, thought of a tale, one that inevitably took the shape of a long distance conversation with Jules Verne, the father of modern science fiction. “For me, he was the initiator. He was the one who made me want to travel far after opening a book, who taught me how words could cross all borders.

For Science/Fiction: a journey in the heart of life, Bernard Werber decided to experiment: a complete immersion in the images, followed by an hour’s spontaneous, quasi-automatic writing. The seconds flew by, perspectives opened up, the words poured out…

For you too, it’s time to take wings: happy journey to the land of dreams and knowledge!

Exhibition : “Science / Fiction: a journey in the heart of life” (In French and English)

Venue: Institute of Technology Tallaght

Dates: November 1st – 30th 2012

Opening Times

Free – everyone welcome !

Some events, associated with the Exhibition, will be organized during “Science Week” and “Library Ireland Week” 2012.

Launch of the exhibition with Claire Lissalde, Curator of the Exhibition and Head of Audiovisual Department (Public Information and Communication) of Inserm - Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (French National Medical Research Center), Professor at the Librarians’ University: Ecole de Bibliothécaire Documentaliste-Assas and Philippe Roingeard, researcher, one of the Inserm scientists who helped to set up the exhibition, Professor and Hospital Biologist at the Medical School and Bretonneau Hospital, François Rabelais University, Tours.
The launch will include a public lecture by Philippe Roingeard as part of the Institute of Technology Tallaght’s events for Science Week and Library Ireland Week 2012.

Venue: Institute of Technology Tallaght

Date: Monday 12th of November 2012 at 19.00

Free – everyone welcome ! RSVP to Gillian Kerins, Institute Librarian, Institute of Technology Tallaght Tel: +353 1 4042201, E-mail:gillian.kerins@ittdublin.ie

Professor Philippe Roingeard in Dublin
Philippe Roingeard will meet with the students and researchers of the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Monday the 12th of November 2012 at 10:00 and members of the public are welcome to attend. He will also meet with pupils of the Lycée Français d’Irlande Tuesday the 13th.

The Department of Microbiology, School of Genetics & Microbiology in Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with The Embassy of France in Ireland is organizing a “Michaemas Seminar” during Philippe Roingeard visit

Seminar: “ Subviral particles formed with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) envelope proteins: towards a bivalent HBV-HCV prophylactic vaccine?” by Philippe Roingeard

Venue: Moyne Lecture Theatre, Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Trinity College Dublin

Date: Monday 12th of November 2012 at 13.00

To attend it, contact Jayne Vance at the Department of Microbiology, School of Genetics & Microbiology in Trinity College Dublin by e-mail magoverj@tcd.ie or by phone 01 896 11 90.

Professor Claire Lissalde in Dublin
Claire Lissalde will meet with pupils of the Lycée Français d’Irlande Tuesday the 13th of November 2012, transition year students from the South Dublin region, Terenure College, Templeogue College and Tallaght Community School at the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, on Wednesday the 14th and pupils of Newpark Comprehensive School the 15th.

Published on 18/01/2016

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