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A single-celled slime mold has no nervous system, but remembers food locations more

The Max Planck Society honors the physicist for her science communication during the Corona pandemic more

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen show that under certain circumstances magnetic field sensing microswimmers can self-organize into a new phase whose theoretical description shares formal similarities with that of ultra-cold quantum gases. more

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization show that the secret to optimal micro-swimming is out there in the nature. They prove that a microswimmer can increase its swimming efficiency by learning the swimming techniques from an unexpected mentor: an air bubble. more

In an interview, published by Pro-Physik, the fluid physicist Eberhard Bodenschatz explains how aerosols form and spread and what protection masks offer. more

Scientific highlights 2020

December 21, 2020

Many publications by Max Planck scientists in 2020 were of great social relevance or met with a great media response. We have selected 12 articles to present you with an overview of some noteworthy research of the year more

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) reported their new findings on how precipitating large raindrops, ice particles can favor growth of aerosols to produce new cloud condensation nuclei or ice nucleating particles. The results were recently published in the Geophysical Research Letters. more

Human droplets and aerosols

December 16, 2020

More than 1900 participants made Prof. Eberhard Bodenschatz's scientific evening lecture at the German Physical Society on December 15, 2020 a great success  more

The Göttingen physicist Michael Wilczek from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. Over the next five years, the European Commission will fund his research on turbulent flows with up to 2 million euros. more

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. more

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