Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Marco G. Mazza, Ph.D.


  • 2001 M.Sc. Physics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
  • 2002 Research Assistent, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
  • 2009 Ph.D, Physics, Boston University, Boston, USA
  • 2009–2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • since 2012 Group Leader, Dynamics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany



Major Research Interests


  • Nonequilibrium physics
  • Statistical mechanics of active swimmers
  • Nonequilibrium phase transitions in granular matter
  • Liquid crystals in equilibrium and nonequilibrium conditions
  • Dynamics of topological defects
  • Liquid water

  • Homepage Department/Research Group
    http://www.dcf.ds.mpg.de/index.php?id=894


    Selected Recent Publications


    • Kuang-Wu Lee; Mazza, Marco (2015) "Stochastic rotation dynamics for nematic liquid crystals", J. Chem. Phys. 142, 164110
    • Stieger, Tillmann; Schoen, Martin; Mazza, Marco (2014) "Eff ects of flow on topological defects in a nematic liquid crystal near a colloid", J. Chem. Phys.
      140, 054905
    • Mazza, M.; Stokely, K.; Pagnotta, S.E.; Bruni, F.; Stanley, H.E.; Franzese, G. (2011) "More than one dynamic crossover in protein hydration water", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 19873-19878
    • Mazza, M.; Greschek, M.; Valiullin, R.; Arger, J.K.; Schoen, M. (2010) "Entropy-driven enhanced self-diff usion in confined reentrant supernematics".Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 227802
    • Stokely, K.; Mazza, M. Stanley. H.E.; Franzese, G. (2010) "Effect of hydrogen bond cooperativity on the behavior of water", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 1301-1306