Zippelius, Annette, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Physics

  • 1977 PhD at the Technical University München
  • 1978 - 1980 Postdoctoral associate at Harvard University, stipend of the Deutschen Forschungsmeinschaft
  • 1980 - 1981 Postdoctoral associate at Cornell University
  • 1981 - 1983 Assistant at the Technical University München
  • 1983 Habilitation in physics at the TU München
  • 1983 - 1988 Research position at the Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • 1988 Full professor at the Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • 1992 - 1993 Sabbatical year at UIUC in Urbana-Champaign, guest professor at the Beckman Institute
  • since 1993 Member of the Göttinger Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 1998 Leibniz prize of the DFG
  • 2002 - 2006 Member of the Executive Board (Vorstandsmitglied) of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • 2005 - 2011 Member of the Wissenschaftsrat
  • 2007 - 2014 Max-Planck Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
  • 2008 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • since 2017 Haereus-Professorship
  • since 2017 Vice-President of the Göttinger Akademie der Wissenschaften

Major Research Interests

Our main research efforts are directed towards understanding complex fluids and soft matter, including polymer melts and solutions, random polymer networks, glassy systems and granular matter. We aim to understand the cooperative behavior on the basis of the underlying constitutents and their mutual interactions. For example we want to know: What is the viscoelastic response of disordered matter and how does it depend on the characteristic features of the building blocks? What structures can be formed in and out of equilibirium and what are the underlying principles of self-organisation?

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Kranz WT, Frahsa F, Zippelius A, Fuchs M, Sperl M (2018) Rheology of inelastic hard spheres at finite density and shear rate. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 ,148002

  • Maier M, Zippelius A, Fuchs M (2017) Emergence of long-ranged stress correlations at the liquid to glass transition. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 ,265701

  • Grob M, Zippelius A, Heussinger C (2016) Rheological chaos of frictional grains. Phys. Rev. E 93 , 030901

  • Avila KE, Castillo HE, Fiege A, Vollmayr-Lee K, Zippelius A (2014) Strong dynamical heterogeneity and universal scaling in driven granular fluids. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 ,025701

  • Grob M, Heussinger C, Zippelius A (2014) Jamming of frictional particles: A non-equilibrium first order phase transition. Phys. Rev. E 89 ,050201