Aquaphotomics Spring Webinar ~ Physics of the Floating Water Bridge ~


Special thanks to Dr. Fuchs for his enlighting lecture!
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to share them in the comments section of the YouTube video, and we’ll ensure they reach Dr. Fuchs.

Dear friends and colleagues,

This month we are delighted and honored to have Dr. Elmar C. Fuchs, a distinguished researcher specializing in experimental physics and physical chemistry of water as a speaker at our Aquaphotomics Spring Webinar.

Elmar C. Fuchs, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn., is a renowened scientist born in Austria, with an expertise in experimental physics and physical chemistry of water. Since September 2008 he is employed at Wetsus, the European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, where he has progressed from PostDoc to Theme Coordinator and Programme Manager, and currently heads the Wetsus Business Acquisition & Collaboration Team as part of the scientific management of Wetsus. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and has been extensively involved in research and technology development at Wetsus. His work includes collaborations in laser laboratories, neutron scattering studies, NMR measurements and experimental approaches to quantum field theory of water. Contributions to the scientific literature are most diverse and include papers on microbial calcium carbonate precipitation, solar eclipses, liquid-liquid phase transitions in water, and studies of the dynamics of electrically confined water. He has received multiple awards, honours and recognitions of his works in international journals. Interesting, lesser known-facts about Dr. Fuchs is that he has many talents and interestes – he is fluent in German, English and Dutch, and has a basic knowledge of Italian and Latin. He is a great admirer of Japan and practices Asian martial arts iaido and kendo, enjoys artistic pursuits such as music, painting, photography, poetry and astronomy. You can even listen to his music on Spotify!

In this webinar, Dr. Fuchs will talk about the intriguing phenomenon of the floating water bridge.

When two beakers are filled with pure water and a DC voltage of 15-20kV is applied via two noble metal electrodes, a liquid bridge forms between these beakers. Electrohydrodynamics can be used to describe the liquid movements, and on the molecular scale, a liquid/liquid second-order phase transition takes place due to phonon coupling. Pure water electrolysis takes place and allows the production of non-stoichiometric, protonically charged water.

Another lesser-known fact about Dr. Fuchs is that when he published for the first time results of his research on the floating water bridge (The floating water bridge, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2007) in just two days, this paper got so much attention that he was overwhelmed with emails and phone calls from all around the world, and he was called to do an interview about it for Nature, the magazine.

Therefore, it is our special honor, pleasure and privilege that during this webinar, he will share his story about the floating water bridge and present his latest findings.

Please mark your calendars for the webinar on March 26th 5PM JST and be sure not to miss it. The webinar will be held, as usual, on the Zoom platform and is free for all who wish to attend. To register, please use the “Sign up” form provided below.

We look forward to your participation!

Aquaphotomics Spring Webinar – Schedule

Time & Date

Date: 2024/03/26 (Tuesday)
Start: Japan Time (JST) 5:00 PM / CET 9AM / EST 3AM
End: Japan Time (JST) 6:00 PM / CET 10AM / EST 4AM