Main liquid research prize conferred in Ljubljana

Ljubljana, 20 July - The most important prize for research of liquids was conferred in Ljubljana on Wednesday evening as part of the ongoing Liquids 2017 conference. The Liquid Matter Prize went to professor Jacob Klein of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

Klein received the prize for his "revolutionary contribution to understanding soft matter and liquids in limited geometry", especially understanding polymers in molecularly-thin layers, the conference organisers have told the STA.

The prize is being conferred by the European Physical Society every three years at Liquid Matter conferences, which are considered the main global event in the field of research of liquids.

The Liquids 2017 conference, taking place in Ljubljana between 17 and 21 July, is organised by the Jo┼żef Stefan Institute and the Ljubljana Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.

Participating in the conference are around 600 experts from leading institutions dealing with liquids, foams, polymers, colloids, glass, active systems and biomaterials.

New achievements in the field of active matter are currently stand out in this field, while water as one of the most complicated liquids also remains a big challenge, the organisers added.