Paganel is an AMEL 54 Ketch Sailing Yacht
The name comes from Jacques Eliacin François Marie Paganel who is is one of the main characters in Jules Verne's novel In Search of the Castaways (original title Les Enfants du capitaine Grant).
Paganel represents the absent-minded professor stock character.
The absent-minded professor is a stock character of popular fiction, usually portrayed as a talented academic whose academic brilliance is accompanied by below-par functioning in other areas, leading to forgetfulness and mistakes. One explanation of this is that highly talented individuals often have unevenly distributed capabilities, being brilliant in their field of choice but below average on other measures of ability. Alternatively, they are considered to be so engrossed in their field of study that they forget their surroundings.
Examples of real absent-minded professors
Isaac Newton, Adam Smith, André-Marie Ampère, Jacques Hadamard, Sewall Wright, Nikola Tesla, Norbert Wiener, Archimedes, Pierre Curie and Albert Einstein were all scholars considered to be absent-minded – their attention absorbed by their academic studies. William Archibald Spooner, who gave his name to the spoonerism, was known for his absent-mindedness and eccentricity.
Fictitious absent-minded professors
"Doc" Emmett Brown from Back to the Future is an example of an absent-minded professor in film. Another example is the title character in the film The Absent-Minded Professor and its less successful film remakes, all based on the short story "A Situation of Gravity" by Samuel W. Taylor.
In the novel, Paganel is the "Secretary of the Geographical Society of Paris, Corresponding Member of the Societies of Berlin, Bombay, Darmstadt, Leipsic, London, St. Petersburg, Vienna, and New York; Honorary Member of the Royal Geographical and Ethnographical Institute of the East Indies"[. After many years of being a cabinet professor, he decides to take a voyage to India, but by mistake boards the protagonists' yacht Duncan (which is going to Patagonia), the first of Paganel's absent-minded actions. A further mistake was to learn the Portuguese language accidentally, rather than Spanish. Paganel studied The Lusiads of Camoens over six weeks, believing the poem to be written in Spanish. Nevertheless, Paganel proves to be an important member of the search party. His interpretation of the documents is vital in the advancement of the novel; he also provides numerous geographical references and is a constant source of humor.
Paganel 2007 model Amel 54 marka keç arma bir yelkenlidir.
Paganel ismi Jules Verne'in Kaptan Grant'ın Çocukları adlı romanındaki Jacques Eliacin François Marie Paganel isimli hayali kahramandan gelmektedir.
Paganel romanda "Dalgın Profesör" olarak tanımlanabilecek bir karakteri canlandırmaktadır.
Gerçek hayattaki diğer bazı "Dalgın Profesörler" örnekleri
Isaac Newton, Adam Smith, André-Marie Ampère, Jacques Hadamard, Sewall Wright, Nikola Tesla, Norbert Wiener, Archimedes, Pierre Curie and Albert Einstein.
Hayali bazı "Dalgın Profesörler"
Hayali kahramanlar içinde en bilinen diğer bir "Dalgın Profesör" ise Geleceğe Dönüş (Back to the Future) filminden "Doc" lakaplı Emmett Brown'dır.