Sticking bubbles of equal volume together provides a simple system with complex properties which raise a number of fundamental scientific questions. Into what kind of structures do the bubbles organise and why? How do these arrangements deform under gravity? And how can we generate them?
In bridging historic aspects of this subject with ongoing research, the presentation attempts to provide some answers to these questions. Moreover, it will show how this understanding can be combined with micro/milli-fluidic flow chemistry to develop porous solids with intriguing properties.