Water and waters systems - The hydrophobic effect

News del 25/05/2018

The Course “Water and waters systems - The hydrophobic effect” will be held at the Ettore Majorana Foundation And Centre For Scientific Culture, Erice (Sicily), 4-11 July 2018.

Application submission deadline: 15 June 2018.

Water plays a key role in chemistry, biology, geology and environmental sciences. However, in spite of decades of intense research, the microscopic mechanisms that are behind its unusual structural and dynamical properties giving rise to its rich phase diagram are far from being well understood. The study of water and its solutions from a molecular perspective is at the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology and materials science. It requires sophisticated experimental methods and advanced techniques of statistical physics. The course will consist of lectures and specialized seminars by leading experts, which are oriented to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and junior scientists working at universities and research institutions. It will provide a broad overview of the field, including the most recent ideas in theory and experiments, as well as a critical discussion of the problems that are currently attracting the attention of the researchers. By gathering participants with different specialized backgrounds, the course also aims at cross-fertilization of ideas that could advance the state of the field.

Liquid water is ubiquitous in the environment, biology and engineered systems. This workshop will bring together experimental and theoretical experts working on both liquid water and water systems. Sessions will also include talks by experts discussing implications of chemical physics of water.

The course has a target audience of 15-20 students.

Directors of the Course:
Prof. Roberto Car (Princeton University), rcar@princeton.edu
Prof. Francesco Mallamace (University of Messina), mallamac@unime.it
Prof. Lars Pettersson (Stockholm University), lgm@fysik.su.se

More information: here.