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New insights into broken symmetries

The Lorentz reciprocal theorem can now be applied to fluids with broken symmetries. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) in Göttingen have found a way to accommodate this classical theorem also in fluids with odd viscosities. Their discovery opens a new way to explore systems with broken symmetries. more

A new reference work for aerosol research and the study of infectious diseases

A new scheme classifies respiratory droplets according to their place of origin—and can help in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases more

The fuel economy of a microswimmer

The amount of power a microswimmer needs to move can now be determined more easily. Scientists from the department Living Matter Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) developed a general theorem to calculate the minimal energy required for propulsion. These insights allow a profound understanding for practical applications, such as targeted transport of molecules and substrates. more

How bacteria can organize themselves

A new model demonstrates that chasing interactions can induce dynamical patterns in the organization of bacterial species more

Award for outstanding achievements in education

The Max Planck Society (MPG) has given an award to the Göttingen Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) for special achievements in vocational training. In addition, one of the 19 trainee prizes awarded by the MPG in 2023 also went to Cristobal Nieto González from the MPI-DS. more

Order from a border

Order from a border

September 29, 2023

Edges cause cilia to quickly synchronize their beating pattern more

Funding for research on formation of life

Vahid Nasirimarekani from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) received a two-year funding from the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund and the German Scholar Organization. In his research, he investigates the physical conditions that might have led to the formation of early life. more

Exploring the origins of life

A new model helps to understand the self-organization of molecules into living structures more

Looking deep into the Network

Göttingen research team explores information processing in Deep Neural Networks more

A better understanding of turbulence

Experiments at the unique wind tunnel of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) in Göttingen show that laws formulated more than 80 years ago and their extensions only incompletely explain turbulent flows. more

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