The fascinating science of bubbles, from soap to champagne

In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles - from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping.


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In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles -- from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping, where designers are creating more efficient vessels by mimicking the bubbles created by swimming penguins. Learn more about these mathematical marvels and tap into the magic hidden in the everyday world.

About the speaker

Li Wei Tan · Formulation scientist

For Li Wei Tan, curiosity is a primary motivation of her work. A senior scientist for Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany in Chilworth, United Kingdom, she is responsible for developing ink formulations, new materials and integrations into the company's OPV portfolios, including providing technical advice to new customers. Previously, she worked in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's organic electronics R&D group. Her formal studies have straddled fields of nanotechnologies, material science and analytical chemistry.

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