Lecturers: professor i fysisk kemi Søren Rud Keiding, Institut for Kemi, Aarhus Universitet.
When we search for life in the universe we are looking for water as it is the basis of all the life forms we know – e.g. water molecules make up 75% of our body. Although the chemical formula of the water molecule H2O is simple and known by almost everyone, water is still the most marvelous of all substances. The secret to the many marvelous properties of water – hence the understanding of its importance for life – lies not in the individual water molecule, but in the interaction between the water molecules.