The group is involved with various outreach activities. In 2010, we contributed
to the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Other activities include making movies
to communicate our research and explain science, and this year we even developed
an iPhone game which aims to illustrate the formation of ice crystals.
Below you can see several things: information about our stand at the Exhibition, as well as photos,
and links to various movies made by the group.
Slideshow from the exhibition
Although the Exhibition is over, you can still see our videos, vote for your favourite "Water Girl" in our online poll, and download our "Waterfall" iPod Game (note that the competitions associated with this that we ran during the Exhibition are now closed).
Please enjoy a selection of photographs from the event!
Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
A molecule's eye view of water
We all use water everyday but how many of us know about its mysterious and unexplained special properties?
Using the latest high-tech computer simulations we are trying to understand water and ice on the nanoscale.
Come to our exhibit at the Southbank Centre in June to see super-cooled water freeze instantly,
see ice sink in water, and try melting ice crystals in a simulation on one of the world's fastest
Sincere thanks go to our sponsors, the organisations that provide us
with funding and resources, and
others who have helped out. The credit for our display
belongs to the organizers.
BREAKING NEWS: Come to our stand and enter our "Waterfall" game competition
First prize is a fantastic holiday for two to the
in Swedish Lapland with
Discover the World.
Other prizes include dinner for four at
belowzero restaurant in London and
from Peers Hardy Ltd.
George's second 1970's lecture has been fully restored and is now ready for your viewing enjoyment!
||George's supercooled water lecture
iPhone/iPod game "Waterfall" now available
The ice caps are melting, you have to rebuild them one water molecule at a time! Waterfall is
a simple, fun, and highly addictive game that teaches you about ice and nanoscience.
Get the game now and practice before coming to the Exhibition and competing against
the world's best Waterfall players for lots of exiting prizes...
George's 1970s water lectures
After a painstaking process of digital restoration,
George's first lecture from 24 March 1970 is now available:
||George's salt dissolving lecture
||George's salt dissolving lecture: Director's cut
Stay tuned for the next informative and entertaining installment "fresh" from the archives!
Vote for your favourite image of "Watergirl"!
Be sure to check out our other science movies too...
||A molecule's eye view of ice melting
||A molecule's eye view of ice freezing
||How does salt dissolve in water?
||A molecule's eye view of ice on a metal surface
||Pentagonal ice in chains
||Fully quantum molecular dynamics simulations of molecules on a metal surface
||Dissociating a water dimer with computer simulations
||Classical versus quantum nuclei
||Ab-initio path integral molecular dynamics simulation of a H5O2+ complex in the gas phase
||Instantly freezing supercooled water
Maria Baias, Matt Barber, Jochen Blumberger, Javier Carrasco, Steve Cox, Erlend Davidson,
Ross Kelly, Jiri Klimes, Zinzheng Li, Angelos Michaelides, Andrew Morris, Chris Pickard,
Zamaan Raza, Christoph Salzmann, Biswajit Santra, Ben Slater, Jonathan Tennyson,
Giovanna Tinetti, Brent Walker, Matthew Watkins, Milena Wobbe, Caspar Wood, Changjun Zhang
Marjan Colletti, Marcos Cruz, Gosia Janczak, Ray Mathias, Denise Ottley, Kevin Thurlow,
Andy Turner, Adrian Hill.
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