Our group leader, Marivi Fernandez-Serra gave an invited talk at 7th International Discussion Meeting on Relaxation in Complex Systems in Barcelona.
Her talk was at the Water and Hydrogen Bonded Systems session. She talked about van der Waals interactions and nuclear zero point effects in the compressibility of water. She talked about her recent results on how sensitive the structure of liquid water is to the long range van der Waals interactions. She showed how different flavours of vdW interactions to the long range correlations gives different structuring to the liquid water. In addition, she explained how nuclear zero point effects modify this structuring. Her results stress the importance of having first principles calculations to understand the structural and dynamical anomalies in water.