Bachelor theses projects in living matter physics
We have several Bachelor's projects available, and encourage motivated students to contact us at any time. Research in our department covers a wide range of topics centred on the physics of living and active matter.
Our team is highly interdisciplinary and international. We use theoretical frameworks and analytical tools from non-equilibrium statistical physics, hydrodynamics and complex/dynamical systems to understand and predict the behaviour of active systems on vastly different scales.
Depending on the application, the work in our department ranges from pen-and-paper analytical calculations to high-performance numerical simulations to analysis of experimental data generated by collaborators.
Possible topics in the various groups in our department include
- Quantifying information in sensing and adaptation processess
- Spatiotemporal organization of chemically-active particles
- Fluid flows driven by biological or synthetic cilia
- Emergent collective behaviour of cells and other living agents
- Active membrane dynamics in cellular and biological processes
Recommended background (Bachelor)
- Solid background in B.Sc.-level theoretical physics, with an emphasis on mechanics and statistical physics
- Interest to venture beyond “ordinary” systems taught in undergraduate physics
- Experience/interest in scientific computing
If you are interested in doing cutting-edge active-matter research, then write to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the group leaders and Gauss fellows directly, who are also happy to informally answer any questions you might have.