Dynamics of Complex Fluids
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The recent publication of Jérémy Vachier and Marco Mazza with the title "Dynamics of sedimenting active Brownian particles" has been published in the January issue of the European Physical Journal E - Soft Matter and Biological Physics. The perspective view of the 3D motion of particles impressed the editors such they selected the image for the front cover of the Journal.
A new publication of Oliver Bäumchen was issued today in Nature Protocols. Together with Matilda Backholm from the department for Applied Physics at the Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, he published the scientific paper "Micropipette force sensors for in vivo force measurements on single cells and multicellular microorganisms" in Nature Protocols 14 (2019) 594-615.
Thomas Böddeker received today during the Dies Physicus of the Physics Faculty of the Georg-August-University the prize for excellent master degrees. For his master thesis with the title "Microbial Propulsion at Low Reynolds Number: Direct, Time-resolved Micropipette Force Measurements of Single Chlamydomonas Microalgae" in the research group of Oliver Bäumchen, he was awarded by the Berliner-Ungewitter foundation.
18-11-21 EcoBus wins special environmental prize
Our EcoBus team has successfully applied for the Innovation Award 2018 of the district of Göttingen: The project "EcoBus - a needs-based public transport system" was awarded the special prize Environment, the environmental prize of the State of Lower Saxony, as mentioned by Environment Minister Olaf Lies (far left in the picture). Congratulations!
18-11-08 Pariamentary evening in Berlin
On a parliamentary evening, the EcoBus was presented to invited members of the German Bundestag. Near the Reichstag the event took place under the patronage of Thomas Oppermann, Vice President of the German Bundestag, in rooms of the German Parliamentary Society. After film contributions and lectures on the subject of EcoBus, the digital revolution in local public transport was discussed in detail.
18-10-(2-12) Journey to India by Prof. Herminghaus
At the beginning of October Prof. Herminghaus visited our alumni Shashi Thutupalli, Sravanti Uppaluri and Junaid Laskar in Bangalore and Chennai, India, who lead research groups there. In several lectures our research projects on the EcoBus and the microswimmers were presented and discussed scientifically. The highlight of the trip was a visit to the new capital Amaravati in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where our EcoBus is being discussed as the transport system of the future.
18-08-01 Marco Mazza becomes Lecturer in Loughborough, UK
After six years as head of our "Soft Matter Far from Equilibrium" research group, Marco Mazza has accepted a call for a lecturer position at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical Modelling at Loughborough University (UK).
The journal Soft Matter publishes our paper "Maximum in density heterogeneities of active swimmers" by Fabian Schwarzendahl and Marco Mazza in today's issue (Soft Matter 14
(2018) 4666-4678). The inside front cover shows a schematic of active microswimmers with flagellae in a fluid. (image (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry)
18-04-26 How's it dripping there? - Future day at the MPIDS
On this year's Future Day, our researchers Stefan Karpitschka, Markus Benderoth and Diana Strüver showed the pupils experiments with drops. Under the motto "How's it drippig there?", water and vinegar drops that meet each other were examined, thus providing a playful insight into the fascinating world of capillary effects. At the end of the day we had strawberry ice made with liquid nitrogen for refreshment.
18-04-20 Corinna Maass et al. received poster prize
At this year's Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC) 2018 in Sorrento, Italy, the team of Corinna C. Maass, Babak V. Hokmabad, Kyle A. Baldwin and Chenyu Jin received one of 3 Soft Matter poster prizes for their poster entitled "Self-propelled oil emulsions: an active matter model system". Congratulations!
18-04-(16-18) Retreat of the MPIDS on Ludwigstein castle
Again, the scientists of the MPIDS met on Ludwigstein castle at the Werra river for their annual retreat. During three days they informed each other in numerous talks and posters about the current research at the MPIDS. In the breaks they could take up new forces under blooming cherry trees.
Today's issue of the journal Soft Matter contains the new publication "A modular approach for multifunctional polymersomes with controlled adhesive properties", published by our researchers Julien Petit, Marcin Makowski, Stephan Herminghaus and Oliver Bäumchen together with colleagues from Mainz. The cover picture of today's edition shows polymeric vesicles in our laboratory, which are visible in the fluorescence microscope due to the usage of different dyes. (image (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry)
17-11-16 Christian Kreis defends his PhD thesis
With his talk "Milcoalgal adhesion to model substrates - A quantitative in vivo study on the biological mechanisms and surface forces", today Christian Kreis defended his PhD thesis, which he prepared in the group of Oliver Bäumchen. Due to the exceptional and surprising results of his work he received the grade "summa cum laude". Congratulations!