Welcome to the MPRG Wilczek at MPIDS!
From the fascinating self-organization of bacterial flows to large-scale flow patterns in the atmosphere -- flowing matter gives rise to a wide range of intriguing phenomena. A common feature of these complex systems is the tight interplay of disorder, fluctuations and emergent order. The goal of our research is to gain a deeper understanding of a range of open problems from turbulence to active matter.
- nonlinear dynamics & complex systems
- nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and stochastic processes
- turbulence: statistical field theory, space-time structure of turbulence, particle-laden flows
- active matter: active fluids & active particles
- environmental flows: turbulent convection, atmospheric boundary layers, wind energy conversion
- high performance computing
12/2020 Michael receives an ERC Consolidator Grant! [press release]
11/2020 Our paper on capturing velocity gradients and particle rotation rates in turbulence has just been published in Phys. Rev. Lett.!
5/2020 Our paper on analyzing the spread of COVID-19 was just published in Science! [press release]
9/2019 Our paper on large-scale pattern formation in the presence of small-scale random advection has just been published in PRL!
8/2019: Our paper on disentangling turbulence got published in Nature Communications! [press release]
11/2018: Our PRL on optimal noise cancelling networks was featured as a Focus on Physics!
11/2018: Our PNAS paper on phytoplankton patchiness in mild turbulence was featured on physicsworld!
6/2018: Michael receives the 2018 Fulbright-Cottrell Award for "combining innovative research and teaching approaches"!
3/2018: Our paper on space-time correlations in wind farms got published in Wind Energy!
1/2018: New Journal of Physics' very first paper of 2018: How tracer particles sample the complexity of turbulence! Happy New Year!