Topic: Surf, Sink, or Swim: Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Water Surfaces

Speaker: Professor Geraldine Richmond - University of Oregon

Host: Professor Gary Blanchard

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Time: 4:10 PM

Location: 136 CEM

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Although the special properties of water have been valued and appreciated for centuries, as scientists we continue to be perplexed by the molecular make-up of water in all its forms.  Equally perplexing is the surface of water, the entry gate for anything going into our water.  In our laboratory we study environmentally important processes at aqueous surfaces using laser based spectroscopic techniques and molecular dynamics simulations.  I will focus my talk on what we have learned about of the intriguing molecular characteristics of water surfaces and how its behavior plays a role in important environmental processes.