Place: Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS)
Prandtl Lecture Hall, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen

June 29, 2023

Arrival, Lunch possible in the Canteen at Fassberg 

13:30-13:50  Welcome/Opening Remarks
Ramin Golestanian, Stephan Herminghaus, MPI-DS Göttingen

          Session I (Chair: Peter Keim)

13:50-14:10  ‘Mobility and beyond – moving on’
Knut Heidemann, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany

14:10-14:30  ‘The Physics of Living Fluids - Shedding Light on Smart Microbes’
Oliver Bäumchen, University of Bayreuth, Germany

14:30-14:50  ‘Active & Intelligent Matter - Challenges & Frontiers’
Marco Mazza, University of Loughborough, United Kingdom

14:50-15:10  ‘Driven Nonlinear Dynamical Systems- Predicting Fluctuation Responses and Tipping Points’
Marc Timme, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

15:10-15:30  ‘Desert Patterns’
Lucas Goehring, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

15:30-15:50  ‘In the beginning and end was Spinodal Dewetting (Impact of noise on spinodal dewetting of liquid-liquid films)’
Ralf Seemann, Saarland University, Germany

15:50-16:20  Coffee Break

          Session II (Chair: Knut Heidemann)

16:20-16:40  ‘Microbial Active Matter: From Emergence to Intelligence’
Anupam Sengupta, University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg

16:40-17:00  ‘Microfluidics inspired by nature: From 'bacteria on a bead' to peristaltic flows’
Thomas Pfohl, University of Freiburg, Germany

17:00-17:20  ‘From Bending to stretching: the astonishing mechanics of biopolymers’
Sarah Köster, University of Göttingen, Germany

17:20-17:40  ‘Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Thin Lubricating Films Coated Slippery Surfaces’
Krishnacharya Khare, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

17:40-18:00  ‘Hydra regeneration, not a mythical monster’
Sravanti Uppaluri, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India

18:00  Get together and Dinner

19:00-22:00  ‘The Physics of Rhythms and Sounds’
Habib Rahbari, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea / Pink Fluid

June 30, 2023

          Session III (Chair: Philip Bittihn)

9:00-9:20  ‘Active Matter at Work’
Holger Stark, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

9:20-9:40  ‘Electrified interfaces: from wetting to bubbling’
Frieder Mugele, University of Twente, The Netherlands

9:40-10:00  ‘Messenger Materials - What if materials could talk to you ?’
Andreas Fery, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany

10:00-10:20  ‘The Way of Water: How hydrodynamics dictate the adaptive response of microswimmers to external stimuli’
Ranabir Dey, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

10:20-10:50  Coffee Break

          Session IV (Chair: Claudia Brunner)

10:50-11:10  ‘Bubbles, bubbles everywhere: from chromatin organisation to bacterial colonies’
Vasiliy Zaburdaev, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen, Germany

11:10-11:30  ‘Collective Dynamics of Particulate Materials: From digging into to ‘seeing’ through sand’
Kai Huang, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China

11:30-11:50  ‘Breath figures: fractal patterns and universal scaling?’
Jürgen Vollmer, University of Leipzig, Germany

11:50-12:10  ‘Droplet graffiti und beyond’
Corinna Maaß, University of Twente, The Netherlands

12:10-12:30  ‘Beyond active matter: Towards inactive life’
Shashi Thutupalli, National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India

12:30  Closing Remarks
Stephan Herminghaus, Eberhard Bodenschatz, MPI-DS Göttingen

Departure, Lunch possible in Canteen at Fassberg

Attention: Please be aware that all talks are recorded (for internal use only)

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