Fine Structure

Water: The Strangest Liquid

This might be a fun lecture in the Bay Area: SLAC's Anders Nilsson is giving a talk about the familiar (but mysterious) H2O on February 24th at the Panofsky Auditorium. From the event description:
Why does the liquid have an unusually large capacity to store heat? And why is it denser than ice? Now, using the intense X-ray beams from particle accelerators, investigations into water are leading to fundamental discoveries about the structure and arrangement of water molecules. This lecture will elucidate the many mysteries of water and discuss current studies that are revolutionizing the way we see and understand one of the most fundamental substances of life.