Public lecture – Water: Soft in Nature, Hard in Science
Lecture in Tallinn University of Technology, Fri. Oct. 11th 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM, U02-102
Water: Soft in Nature, Hard in Science
International Center for Quantum Materials and School of Physics, Peking University
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Despite water being an ubiquitous substance, it is surprising that some basic questions are still debated. Here using a combination of experimental (cryogenic STM) and theoretical (first-principle electronic structures and molecular dynamics) methods, we systematically studied the unusual structure and dynamics of water molecules on NaCl surface. More interestingly, for the first time, we observe the full quantum effect and magic number hydrates in water system. These results shed light on our understanding of water at atomic scale.
Public lecture is co-supported by IEEE Estonian IM/ED/EMB Joint Chapter.
Enge Wang's academic experience
1991-1992 Postdoc, in Guy Allan’s group, Laboratoire d’Etude des Surface at Interfaces (CNRS, France)
1992-1995 Postdoc/Research Staff, University of Houston (USA)
1995-2009 Professor, Institute of Physics (CAS, China)
1999-2007 Director, Institute of Physics (CAS, China)
2001-2002 JSPS Professor, Tohoku University (Japan)
2006-2007 AvH Professor, Fritz-Haber Institute der MPG (Germany)
2008-2009 GCEP Visiting Scholar, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, USA (http://gcep.stanford.edu/outreach/sabbatical.html)
2008-2009 Executive President, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2009-2010 Chair Professor of Physics, Dean of the School of Physics and the Graduate School, Peking Univ.
2011-2012 Provost & Executive Vice President, Peking University
2013-2015 President, Peking University
2015-2017 Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2018- Professor of Institute of Physics (CAS) and Peking University