Georgios Kontogeorgis. Photo: Christian Ove Carlsson

CERE Seminar by Georgios Kontogeorgis

"10 Ways to Look at The Van der Waals Equation - 135 Years After"

135 years have passed since professor van der Waals has proposed his famous equation of state.

A model that gave him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1910 "for his work on the equation of state for gases and liquids".

The van der Waals equation of state has, in either the original or most often in (slightly) modified forms, dominated in the 20th Century and still today in applied thermodynamics  and has found widespread use in the petroleum and chemical industries.

What is so special about the model and what could we expect from it in the future?

We will illustrate in this presentation 10 ways to "read" and understand the van der Waals equation of state, 10 ways to look at the van der Waals equation of state which can help addressing these questions and appreciate the advances and the new era that started with this model.


Thu 26 Apr 18
9:00 - 10:00