Welcome to the MPRG Wilczek at MPIDS!
From the fascinating self-organization of bacterial flows to large-scale flow patterns in the atmosphere -- flowing matter gives rise to a wide range of intriguing phenomena. A common feature of these complex systems is the tight interplay of disorder, fluctuations and emergent order. The goal of our research is to gain a deeper understanding for a range of open problems from turbulence to active matter.
- fundamental aspects of turbulence: statistical theory, space-time structure of turbulence, particle-laden flows
- environmental flows: turbulent convection, atmospheric boundary layers, wind energy conversion
- active matter: active fluids & active particles
- high performance computing
- non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and stochastic processes
9/2019 Our paper on large-scale pattern formation in the presence of small-scale random advection has just been published in PRL!
6/2018: Michael receives the 2018 Fulbright-Cottrell Award for "combining innovative research and teaching approaches"!
3/2018: Our paper on space-time correlations in wind farms got published in Wind Energy!
1/2018: New Journal of Physics' very first paper of 2018: How tracer particles sample the complexity of turbulence! Happy New Year!