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Göttingen Physicist Bodenschatz appointed as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 24, 2020

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Eberhard Bodenschatz, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization has now been appointed Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest scientific society.

Singularities in the Navier-Stokes equations? Probably none!

November 18, 2020

In their new study now published in Nature Communications, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization have deciphered a novel regularization mechanism encoded in the Navier-Stokes equations that offers a new direction in the exclusion of singularities.

Tool to calculate the risk of infection by SARS-CoV-2 available

The new App HEADS (Human Emission of Aerosol and Droplet Statistics) enables the estimation of risk of infection:
=> Link to the app: aerosol.ds.mpg.de

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
Theory

Dr. Viola Priesemann

Biomedical
Physics

Prof. Dr. Stefan Luther

Statistical physics of
evolving systems

Dr. Armita Nourmohammad

Theory of Biological
Fluids

Dr. David Zwicker

In a nutshell


Dates

LMP Seminar (video conference): Principles of spindle size regulation and scaling

Dr. Reza Farhadifar
01.12.2020 14:00 - 15:30
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS), Room: Video conference at www.zoom.us Meeting ID: 997 1155 2453 Passcode: 771001

MPIDS Colloquium: Active and Passive Dewetting in Living Organisms

Prof. Dr. Joshua W. Shaevitz
02.12.2020 14:15 - 15:15
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS), Room: Video conference at www.zoom.us Meeting ID: 959 2774 3389 Passcode: 651129

MPIDS Colloquium: Designing the Morphology of Separated Phases in Multicomponent Liquid Mixtures

Prof. Dr. Andrej Košmrlj
09.12.2020 14:15 - 15:15
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS), Room: Video conference at www.zoom.us Meeting ID: 959 2774 3389 Passcode: 651129

Seminar über aktuelle Fragen zur Dynamik komplexer Fluide: Mathematical modelling for Søderberg electrodes: A fluid dynamics approach

Alissa Kamilova
11.12.2020 10:15 - 11:15
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS), Room: Video conference at www.zoom.us, Meeting ID: 980 3913 9623, Passcode: 050762

MPIDS Colloquium: tbd

Prof. Dr. Thierry Emonet
16.12.2020 14:15 - 15:15
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS), Room: Video conference at www.zoom.us Meeting ID: 959 2774 3389 Passcode: 651129
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