Upcoming Events

Activity Matters: Mobility, Communication, Collective Emotions

Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schweitzer
Chair of Systems Design, ETH Zürich

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 15:00 s.t.
Attention! Change of address: Institut für Physik der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin-Adlershof, Newtonstrasse 15, Seminarraum 3.101.
Past Events
Fri., 22 jan. 2016, Annette F. Taylor (University of Sheffield, UK)
Feedback and Collective behaviour in Enzyme-Loaded Beads 
Fri., 18 Dec. 2015, Svetlana Gurevich (Universität Münster)
Control and selection of spatio-temporal patterns in dynamic self-assembly systems 
Fri., 13 Nov. 2015, Jeffrey Noel (Max-Delbrück-Centrum, Berlin & Fritz-Haber-Institut, Berlin)
Energy landscapes of biomolecular machines: Capturing transition paths for conformational rearrangements in the ribosome 
Fri., 6 Nov. 2015, BCSCCS Symposium (Fritz-Haber-Villa, Berlin-Dahlem):
Spatiotemporal dynamics in active biological tissues 
Moderation: Prof. Holger Stark (TU Berlin);
1st speaker: Prof. Uwe Thiele (Uni. Münster):
“Gradient dynamics models for films of complex fluids and beyond — dewetting, line deposition and bacterial carpets”;
2nd speaker: Dr. Igor Aronson (Argonne Natl. Lab., Illinois):
“Collective and individual behavior of microswimmers in anisotropic fluids”. 
Fri., 30 Oct. 2015, Benjamin Lindner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin)
Correlated fluctuations in neural systems 
22 – 26 June 2015, 8th International Conference (Garching near Munich):
“Engineering of Chemical Complexity” 
Fri., 19 June 2015, Fumito Mori (Department of Physical Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institut Berlin)
Network design for precise collective oscillations and invariant measurement for oscillation precision in complex systems 
Fri., 12 June 2015, Andreas Zöttl (Institut für Theoretische Physik, TU Berlin)
Microswimmers in confinement and in Poiseuille flow 
Fri., 5 June 2015, Igal Berenstein (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Three different cases for spatiotemporal intermittency in reaction-diffusion systems 
Fri., 22 May 2015, Oliver Kamps (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Complexity meets Energy — Self-organization, Networks and Fluctuations 
Fri., 17 Apr. 2015, Ramon Reigada (Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Barcelona)
Organization of multicomponent lipid bilayers: The effect of chloroform 
22 – 27 Feb. 2015, International WE-Heraeus Physics School (Physikzentrum Bad Honnef):
“Model systems for understanding biological processes” 
Fri., 6 Feb. 2015, Tetsuya Hiraiwa (Theoretical Bio- and Soft Matter Physics, Department of Physics, Freie Universit/auml;t Berlin)
Theory on mechanics of an actin cytoskeletal network 
Fri., 23 Jan. 2015, Christian Westendorf (Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Graz, Austria)
Oscillatory dynamics in cellular and plasmodial slime molds 
Fri., 9 Jan. 2015, Fernando Peruani (Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France)
Collective motion in confined geometries 
Fri., 21 Nov. 2014, Stefan C. Müller (Institute of Experimental Physics Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg)
Proposed Principles of Maximum Entropy Production 
Fri., 31 Oct. 2014, Steffen Martens (Institut für Theoretische Physik, TU Berlin)
Front propagation in channels with spatially modulated cross-section 
Fri., 24 Oct. 2014, Jan Totz (Institut für Theoretische Physik, TU Berlin)
Scroll Ring Dynamics in Spatial Confinement 
Fri., 4 July 2014, BCSCCS Symposium (Fritz-Haber-Villa, Berlin-Dahlem):
Cellular Dynamics 
Moderation: Prof. Martin Falcke (Max Dellbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin);
1st speaker: Prof. Frank Noé (FU Berlin):
“From molecular kinetics to signal transduction: Markov models vs particle-based reaction-diffusion dynamics”;
2nd speaker: Dr. Stefan Klumpp (MPI of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm):
“Motility and magnetism in magnetotactic bacteria”. 
Fri., 27 June 2014, BCSCCS Symposium (Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Berlin-Dahlem):
Spatiotemporal dynamics in active biological tissues 
Moderation: Prof. Markus Bär (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin);
1st speaker: Prof. Len Pismen (Technion, Haifa):
“Patterns in polarizable active layers: From oscillating tissues to intelligent materials”;
2nd speaker: Prof. Alain Pumir (Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon):
“The role of cellular coupling in the spontaneous generation of electrical activity in uterine tissue”. 
Fri., 13 Jun. 2014, Jakob Löber (Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Universität Berlin)
Modeling crawling cell motility 
Fri., 9 May 2014, Katharina Krischer (Physik-Department, Technische Universität München)
Clusters and chimeras during silicon electrodissolution: experiments and theory 
Fri., 28 Feb. 2014, Peter Thomas (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland)
Measuring edge importance: a quantitative analysis of the stochastic shielding approximation for random processes on graphs 
Fri., 24 Jan. 2014, Markus A. Dahlem (Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Dynamical network biomarkers in migraine 
Fri., 17 Jan. 2014, Katharina Knicker (Institute of Applied Physics, University of Bonn)
Lorenz Order in Natural Science 
Fri., 6 Dec. 2013, Stefan Klumpp (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam)
Tug-of-war: Mechanical coordination of biomolecular motors 
Fri., 29 Nov. 2013, Sergei Nechaev (CNRS-Université Paris Sud, Paris)
Islands of stability in motif distributions of random networks 
Fri., 15 Nov. 2013, BCSCCS Symposium (Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Berlin-Dahlem):
Pattern Formation in Belousov-Zhabotinsky Systems 
Moderation: Harald Engel;
1st speaker: Vladimir Vanag (Kaliningrad):
“Turing and wave instabilities in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction dispersed in reversed microemulsion”;
2nd speaker: Marcus Hauser (Magdeburg):
“Interaction of scroll waves”. 
Fri., 25 Oct. 2013, Alessandro Torcini (Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Firenze)
Sisyphus Effect in Plastic Neural Networks 
Fri., 11 Oct. 2013, Hiroya Nakao (Tokio Institute of Technology)
Phase reduction approach to synchronization of rhythmic spatiotemporal patterns in spatially extended systems 
Fri., 5 July 2013, Pawel Romanczuk (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden)
Beyond minimal alignment models: coarse-grained theories and pattern formation in self-propelled particle systems 
10 – 13 June 2013: 7th International Conference: Engineering of Chemical Complexity
(Hotel Hohe Düne, Rostock-Warnemünde). 
Fri., 7 June 2013, Matthias Theves (Biological Physics, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam)
Swimming patterns of a polarly flagellated bacterium in open and confined environments 
Fri., 19 April 2013, Sergio Alonso (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin)
Pattern Formation in an active poroelastic model of cell cytoplasm”. 
Fri., 15 Feb. 2013, Martin Zápotocký (Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
The Arnol'd tongues of a fly: mechanosensory control of wing beat in Drosophila”. 
Fri., 1 Feb. 2013, BCSCCS Symposium (Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Berlin-Dahlem):
dedicated to Prof. Rudolf Friedrich (17.11.1956 - 16.8.2012) 
Moderation: Werner Ebeling and Peter Plath;
1st speaker: Joachim Peinke (Oldenburg):
“Stochastic approach to complex systems”;
2nd speaker: Michael Bestehorn (Cottbus):
“Non-variational surface patterns in thin liquid films”. 
Fri., 18 Jan. 2013, Kay Hamacher (Computational Biology & Simulation Group, Technical University Darmstadt)
Global Optimization by Stochastic Tunneling And Self-Adapting Steering Techniques 
Fri., 7 Dec. 2012, Ralf Tönjes (Institut für Physik und Astronomie, Universität Potsdam)
Synchronization of weakly perturbed Markov-chain oscillators 
Fri., 23 Nov. 2012, Dmitry E. Postnov (Biodynamics Group, Saratov State University)
Noise-supported Pattern Formation near Dirichlet Boundaries 
Fri., 9 Nov. 2012, Gasper Tkacik (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)
Information transmission in biological regulatory networks: lessons from early developments 
Fri., 19 Oct. 2012, Jörn Dunkel (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge)
Meso-scale turbulence and symmetry-breaking in microbial fluids 
Fri., 6 July 2012, BCSCCS Symposium, (Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Berlin-Dahlem)
Moderation: Lutz Schimansky-Geier (Institute of Physics, Humboldt University);
1st speaker: Wolfgang Alt (Department of Theoretical Biology, University of Bonn):
“Adhesive cell migration - an appropriate combination of mechanical dynamics and chemical kinetics”;
2nd speaker: Hanspeter Herzel (Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University):
“The circadian clock - a system of coupled oscillators”. 
Fri., 29 June 2012, BCSCCS Symposium “Actin assembly and cell migration” (Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Berlin-Dahlem)
Moderation: Prof. Stefan C. Müller (Magdeburg);
1st speaker: Dr. Guillaume Romet-Lemonne ( Gif-sur-Yvette, France):
Actin assembly dynamics: from single filaments to networks”;
2nd speaker: Prof. Angela Stevens (Münster):
A minimal mathematical model for the initiation of cell movement due to actin polymerization”. 
Fri., 22 June 2012, Atsushi Mochizuki (Theoretical Biology Laboratory, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako, Japan)
Dynamics of complex biological systems determined from minimal subsets of molecules in regulatory networks 
Fri., 15 June 2012, Matthias Wolfrum (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin)
Complex Nonlinear Processes in Chemistry and Biology 
Fri., 25 May 2012, Shigefumi Hata (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin)
Global feedback control of Turing patterns in network-organized activator-inhibitor systems 
Fri., 27 Apr. 2012, Raymond Kapral (Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
Protein Dynamics, Diffusion and Molecular Crowding 
Fri., 10 Feb. 2012, BCSCCS Symposium “Cardiovascular Dynamics” (Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Berlin-Dahlem)
Moderation: Dr. Martin Falcke (Berlin);
speakers: Prof. Gernot Plank (Graz) and Dr. Niels Wessel (Berlin).
Fri., 3 Feb. 2012, Dieter Armbruster (School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University)
Netball — The network structure of NBA basketball 
Fri., 18 Nov. 2011, Rainer Feistel (Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Rostock)
Simple physical models and hypotheses for Earth’s climate 
Fri., 2 Dec. 2011, BCSCCS Symposium (Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Berlin-Dahlem)
Moderation: Prof. A. Pikovsky (Potsdam);
speakers: Prof. Antonio Politi (Florence) and Dr. Sergey Flach (Dresden).
Fri., 18 Nov. 2011, Rainer Feistel (Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Rostock)
Simple physical models and hypotheses for Earth’s climate 
Fri., 11 Nov. 2011, Sebastian Heidenreich (Mathematical Modeling and Data Analysis, PTB Berlin)
Turbulence of bacterial suspensions 
Fri., 14 Oct. 2011, Yasuaki Kobayashi (Ochanomizu University, Tokyo)
Robust network clocks: Design of genetic oscillators as a complex combinatorial optimization problem 
Fri., 15 Jul. 2011, Raúl Toral (Institute for Cross-disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems, Palma de Mallorca)
Collective firing induced by disorder in excitable systems: non-universal behavior 
4 – 8 July 2011, Conference: Engineering of Chemical Complexity (Harnack Haus, Berlin-Dahlem).
Uploaded after the conference: Conference photo  
Fri., 24 Jun. 2011, Steffen Martens (Stochastische Prozesse, Theoretische Physik,
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschftliche Fakultät I, Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Entropic particle transport – higher order corrections to the Fick-Jacobs approach
Fri., 10 Jun. 2011, Günter Radons (Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics Group, Institute of Physics, TU Chemnitz)
Nonlinear Dynamics of Complex Hysteretic Systems
Fri., 27 May 2011, Pawel Romanczuk (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden)
Active Brownian particles — from individual to collective dynamics
Fri., 6 May 2011, Mark Mineev-Weinstein (Los Alamos)
Laplacian Growth as a Paradigm for Integrable Interface Dynamics
Fri., 15 Apr. 2011, Masayo Inoue (Large-Scale Computational Science Division, Osaka University)
Dynamics of Adaptive Responses in Biological Systems
Fri., 11 Feb. 2011, Thomas Pfohl (Departement of Chemistry, Universität Basel)
Dead or alive at low Reynolds numbers: from single filaments to unicellular parasites
Fri., 3 Dec. 2010, BCSCCS Symposium
Moderation: Prof. Jürgen Kurths (HU Berlin);
speakers: Prof. J. Doyne Farmer (Santa Fe) and Prof. Ingo Fischer (Palma de Mallorca).
Fri., 19 Nov. 2010, Arthur Straube (Complex Systems group, Department of Physics, Humboldt University, Berlin)
Stochastic theory of enzyme networks: finite copy number corrections to rate equation models
Fri., 5 Nov. 2010, Igal Berenstein (Biological Physics Group, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam)
Control of spatiotemporal chaos by flow in a reaction-diffusion-advection system
Fri., 22 Oct. 2010, Raymond Kapral (Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
Diffusion-Influenced Enzyme Kinetics
Fri., 2 Jul. 2010, Hiroshi Kori (Division of Advanced Sciences, Ochamizu University, Tokyo)
Network structure determines the intensity of collective fluctuations in systems of coupled noisy oscillators
Thu., 10 Jun. 2010, BCSCCS Symposium
Fri., 23 Apr. 2010, Marcus J.B. Hauser (Institut für Experimentelle Physik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg)
Regular graph properties of the plasmodial vein network of the slime mould Physarum polycephalum