Bodenschatz, Eberhard, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Physics, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

  • 1985 Diploma in Physics, Minor: Polymer Chemistry, University of Bayreuth
  • 1989 Doctoral Thesis in Theoretical Physics, University of Bayreuth
  • 1989 -1992 Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Physics, UCSB, USA
  • 1992 -1998 Assistant Professor of Physics, Cornell University, USA
  • 1995 Visiting Professor at the MPI For Polymer Research, Mainz
  • 1998 -2002 Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell University, USA
  • 2003 -2005 Full Professor of Physics, Cornell University, USA
  • 2003 -2005 Adjunct Director, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
  • since 2005 Adjunct Professor of Physics and of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Member of the Graduate School in Physics, Cornell University, USA
  • since 2005 Director and Managing Director, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
  • since 2007 Full Professor of Physics, University of Göttingen

Major Research Interests

Experimental and theoretical investigations of self-organizing complex systems: spatiotemporal dynamics and applications in Biology, Geophysics, Hydrodynamics, and Medicine. Nanobiocomplexity: cellular signaling and intracellular biochemical networks. Cardiac dynamics: electrophysiological turbulence, arrhythmia, fibrillation, and sudden cardiac death. Lagrangian properties of fully developed turbulence. Microfluidics. Development of imaging and image processing techniques.

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Vincenzi, D., Jin, S., Bodenschatz, E. and Collins, L.R. (2007) Stretching of polymers in isotropic turbulence: A statistical closure. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98:024503

  • Xu, H., Ouellette, N.T. and Bodenschatz, E.. (2007) Curvature of Lagrangian trajectories in turbulence. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98:050201

  • Bourgoin, M., Ouellette, N.T., Xu. H., Berg, J. and Bodenschatz, E. (2006) The role of pair dispersion in turbulent flow. Science 311:835

  • Xu, H., Ouellette, N.T. and Bodenschatz, E. (2006) Multifractal dimension of Lagrangian turbulence. Phys. Rev. Lett. 96:114503

  • Xu, H., Bourgoin, M., Ouellette, N.T. and Bodenschatz, E. (2006) High order Lagrangian velocity statistics in turbulence. Phys. Rev. Lett. 96:024503

  • Ayyalasomayajula, S., Gylfason, A., Collins, L.R., Bodenschatz, E., and Warhaft, Z. (2006) Lagrangian measurements of inertial particle accelerations in grid generated wind tunnel turbulence. Phys. Rev. Lett. 97:144507

  • Song, L., Nadkarni, S.M., Bödeker, H.U., Beta, C., Bae, A., Franck, C., Rappel, W-J., Loomis, W.F. and Bodenschatz, E. (2006) Dictyostelium discoideum chemotaxis: threshold for directed motion. European Journal of Cell Biology 85:981-989

  • Crawford, A.M., Mordant, N. and Bodenschatz, E.(2005) Joint statistics of the Lagrangian acceleration and velocity in fully developed turbulence. Phys. Rev. Lett. 94:024501

  • Fox, J.F., Gilmour R. F. and Bodenschatz, E.(2002) Conduction block in one-dimensional heart fibers. Phys. Rev. Lett. 89:198101

  • La Porta, A., Voth, G.A., Crawford, A.M., Alexander, J. and Bodenschatz, E. (2001) Fluid particle accelerations in fully developed turbulence. Nature 409:1017