CMWS Seminar

The CMWS Seminar is a lunch talk series on water-related science and technology. The aim of the series is to intensify the scientific exchange within the framework of the Center for Molecular Water Science CMWS. Currently the seminars take place every second Thursday at 12 pm.

Winter Semester 2021/2022


Next seminar:

14th of October, 2021

Simone Techert. (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY)

Title: How Hydrophilic are Hydrophobic Hydrogels from Disordered Proteins? – from Phenomenological to (Ultrafast) Mechanistical Studies.

For a full abstract click here



Summer Semester 2021 


8th of July, 2021

Ellen Backus. (Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Universität Wien and Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz)

Title: The surface of ice, liquid water, and acidic water.

For a full abstract click here.


24th of June, 2021

Lydéric Bocquet. (Micromégas team, Laboratoire de Physique Ecole Normale Supérieure and CNRS, Paris)

Title: Scale oddity of water transport in nanochannels.

For a full abstract click here.


10th of June, 2021

Patrick Huber. (Hamburg University of Technology and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY)

Title: Water confined in nanopores: What do we know about it and what is it good for?

For a full abstract click here


27th of May, 2021

Felix Lehmkühler. (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY)

Title: Probing nanoscale dynamics with MHz repetition rates –superheating water above 170 °C. For a full abstract please click here.


  • A full compilation of the seminar series for the summer semester 2021 can be found here.