SFB 937

SFB 937

SFB 937 "Collective behavior of soft and biological matter"

2nd funding period: 2015 -1018
1st funding period: 2011 - 2014

Living systems are structurally complex, heterogeneous, and by definition out of thermodynamic equilibrium. In condensed matter physics, the complex behavior of many-particle systems has been very successfully analyzed with the concepts of statistical physics. The strength of a statistical approach is the capability to efficiently describe the collective behavior of large systems with many interacting degrees of freedom.
more details about the aims of SFB 937


The SFB937 guest seminar takes place weekly on Tuesdays during the term, starting at 12:15 pm in seminar room 3 (A.03.101) of the Faculty of Physics.

Next guest:
10/30/2018 Prof. Ulrich Schwarz, Physics of Complex Systems, University of Heidelberg (host: F. Rehfeldt)

Research Highlights

Rheology of cross-linked semiflexible polymers
Self-organisation of stress patterns drives state transitions in actin cortices
MIET imaging of cells
Dilution of stochastic forces in Drosophila embryos
Actin dynamics in oscillatory Dictyostelium cells
Collective unfolding of α-helices in vimentin intermediate filaments
Strong and dynamic blood platelets

(Eine Beschreibung des SFB 937 auf deutsch findet sich auf der GEPRIS Webseite der DFG.)