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Thursday, 18 April 2013
(at 13:00 in room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3)
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Collective dynamics of self-propelled particles: from crystallization to turbulence

Hartmut Löwen

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

While the collective behaviour of passive colloidal particles is by now well-studied, we are just at the beginning to understand many-body properties of self-propelled "active" particles. Bacteria show interesting swarming and this can be mimicked by artificial colloidal microswimmers. The talk provides an introduction into the physics of active particles and will then address a number of phenomena in active matter ranging from the most disordered state of matter (turbulence) to the most ordered state of matter (crystal).

Brief Bio:

1987 PhD in physics at the University of Dortmund
1988-1995 Postdoc at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and ENS Lyon
1993 Habilitation at the LMU München
1995 Chair in Theoretical physics at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2010 Gentner-Kastler-Prize (award from the DPG and the Societe Francaise de Physique for exceptional contributions to physics) for the contributions to the physics of soft matter, in particular for the work on colloids. recipient of the ERC Advanced Grant INTERCOCOS (with G. Morfill)

Announcement (pdf)

slides (pdf)

Invited by L. Baraban

Within the nanoSeminar

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