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Know your neighbor? - Short-cuts to crystallization

May 20, 2016
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen demonstrate a new route to make artificial opals by allowing complex materials to build themselves. [more]
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"Far better than school!"

April 28, 2016
30 students lived to see an interesting future day at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization [more]
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Know where to go! - Information flexibly distributed

April 12, 2016
Max Planck and Bernstein researchers explain dynamic information transfer in complex networks [more]
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A formula for preventing power outages

April 06, 2016
The search for power lines that constitute the weaker links of the grid is set to become simpler [more]
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A Solid with a Superflow

March 21, 2016
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen provide the first evidence of vacancy  induced superflow in solid helium [more]
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What does turbulence have in common with an epidemic?

February 16, 2016
Professor Björn Hof and colleagues solve century old question regarding the nature of the transition to turbulence - Onset of turbulence is a directed percolation phase transition [more]
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Complex - Intelligent - Interconnected

February 09, 2016
Fundamental brain research in practice  The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen celebrates its 10-year anniversary with state Minister for Science Dr. Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić [more]
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In search of the Biofilm storyline

January 25, 2016
Max Planck and Helmholtz researcher team catches electroactive bacteria Shewanella oneidensis in action [more]
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Small ripples in the ocean floor focus tsunami waves

December 08, 2015
Tsunamis are among the most devastating natural disasters. Even though the seaquakes which cause most tsunamis are still unpredictable, there often exists a span of time between the excitation of a tsunami and the moment when it hits the shore and causes destruction. This precious timespan can be used for tsunami warning systems. Their reliability, of course, hinges on the accuracy with which one can computationally predict tsunami propagation. In their Nature Physics publication "Random focusing of tsunami waves", researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) in Göttingen have now shown that this accuracy is very sensitive to the precision of the available data for the height profile of the ocean floor. [more]
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No cable spaghetti in the brain

November 23, 2015
The brain is not relying on random-wiring, but self-organized neural networks for visual information processing [more]
 
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