Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

PD Dr. Lucas Goehring


  • 2002 B.Sc. Physics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2003 M.Sc. Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2008 Ph.D, Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2008–2011 Junior Research fellow, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • since 2011 Group Leader, Dynamics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2015 Habilitation, Physics, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany



Major Research Interests


  • Pattern formation in complex systems
  • Elasticity and elastic instabilities
  • Fracture phenomena
  • Structure in soft matter, particularly colloidal dispersions
  • Origins of geophysical patterns (e.g. columnar joints; permafrost polygons; salt playa)

  • Homepage Department/Research Group
    http://www.dcf.ds.mpg.de/index.php?id=748.html


    Selected Recent Publications


    • Kiatkirakajorn, P.; Goehring, L. (2015) Formation of shear-bands in drying colloidal dispersions. Phys. Rev. Lett., 115, 088302

    • Goehring, L.; Morris, S.W. (2014) Cracking mud, freezing dirt, and sculpting rocks. Physics Today, 67 (11), 39-44

    • Boulogne,F.; Pauchard, L.; Giorgiutti-Dauphiné,F.; Botet, R.; Schweins,R.; Sztucki,M.; Li,J.; Cabane,B.; Goehring, L. (2014) Structural anisotropy of directionally dried colloids, EPL (Europhys. Lett.) 105, 38005

    • Goehring, L.; Clegg, W.J.; Routh, A.F. (2013) Plasticity and Fracture in drying colloidal films.Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 024301

    • Goehring, L. (2013) Pattern formation in the geosciences. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 371 20120352