EcoBus is picking up speed

June 14, 2021
The newly founded company EcoBus GmbH is developing software infrastructure that combines shuttle services and regular bus services to provide a sustainable public transport solution

Prof. Ramin Golestanian admitted as a member of the Göttingen Academy

April 16, 2021
The Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities has elected nine new members. Ramin Golestanian is now part of a competence network that includes around 360 outstanding scientists worldwide from very different disciplines.

Research Departments

Fluid Physics, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity
(Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eberhard Bodenschatz)

We are investigating the dynamics of a variety of complex nonlinear systems both experimentally and theoretically. Our interests are currently focused on biocomplexity in cell-biology, Lagrangian properties of fully developed turbulence, pattern formation and spatio-temporal chaos, and the Geodynamics of the earth's crust.

Dynamics of Complex Fluids 
(Prof. Dr. Stephan Herminghaus)

A complex fluid consists of (a large number of) similar mobile entities which are complex enough by themselves to preclude a straightforward prediction of the collective behaviour of the whole. Our research aims at understanding emergent phenomena in complex fluids, in particular in active fluids. We hope to identify suitable model systems which yield insight into overarching principles of self-organization in systems as diverse as granular flows, swarming of plankton particles, or patterns in traffic flow. One challenging question is: are there general common ‘principles’ behind the various instances of symmetry breaking, structure formation, and emergence in open systems? How does nature proceed from ‘being’ to ‘becoming’?

Living Matter Physics
(Prof. Dr. Ramin Golestanian)

Since March 2018, Prof. Ramin Golestanian from Oxford University is a new director heading the department ‘Living Matter Physics’. The department is engaged in a wide range of theoretical research aimed at a multi-scale understanding of the dynamics of living systems from a physical perspective. 

Max Planck Research Groups

Neural Systems

Dr. Viola Priesemann


Prof. Dr. Stefan Luther

Statistical physics of
evolving systems

Dr. Armita Nourmohammad

Theory of Biological

Dr. David Zwicker

In a nutshell


LMP Seminar: The Non-Equilibrium Mechanics of Soft Interfaces

Prof. Michael Murrell
22.06.2021 14:00 - 15:30
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS), Room: Video conference at Meeting ID: 997 1155 2453 Passcode: 771001

MPIDS Colloquium: tbd

Prof. Dr. Raphaël Voituriez
06.10.2021 14:15 - 15:15
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS), Room: Video conference at Meeting ID: 959 2774 3389 Passcode: 651129

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