DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 555 "Komplexe Nichtlineare Prozesse"

Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für molekulare Medizin Berlin, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Technische Universität Berlin

"Complex Nonlinear Processes in Chemistry and Biology"

Honorary Chairman: Gerhard Ertl

Organizers:M. Bär, H. Engel, M. Falcke, M. Hauser, A. S. Mikhailov, P. Plath, H. Stark
Address:Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Faradayweg 10, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem. (Click here for a description how to get there.)

For information please contact Oliver Rudzick, Tel. (030) 8413 5300, rudzick@fhi-berlin.mpg.de.

[This is the old program from SS 2009. The current program and contact information can be found here.]

24 April 2009, 16:00

Sten Rüdiger (Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Modeling the dynamics of IP3 receptor channels [Abstract]

15 May 2009, 16:00

Santiago Gil (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin)
Complex self-organized dynamics in oscillator networks and methods of its control [Abstract]

19 June 2009, 16:00

Matthew Downton (Institut für Theoretische Physik,Technische Universität Berlin)
Synchronization of rotating elastic filaments through hydrodynamic interactions [Abstract]

26 June 2009, 16:00

Jerzy Górecki (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science)
Information processing with a chemical reaction-diffusion medium [Abstract]

10 July 2009, 16:00

Christian Kleiber (Universität Basel, Switzerland)
Majorization and the Lorenz order [Abstract]

17 July 2009, 15:00

Makoto Iima (Laboratory of Nonlinear Studies and Computation, RIES, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)
Hydrodynamical study of flapping models

In this talk, I will discuss the flight problem and the swimming problem by focusing on the relationship between flapping motion and hydrodynamic force. For the flight problem, several models of insects flight are analyzed to show that vortex generation due to their flapping motions is crucial to understand force generation. A universal mathematical structure is embedded in this type of flight in terms of both numerical and theoretical aspects. For the swimming problem, a simple model for protein motor is proposed. In this regime, deformation of the model causes a creeping flow, and it is known that a non-reciprocal operation cycles are required to achieve net propulsion. In this model, the operation cycles consist of two successive relaxation processes representing attaching and detaching of ligand. The study of the swimming model is a jointwork with Prof. A. S. Mikhailov.

17 July 2009, 16:15

Ernesto Nicola (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik Komplexer Systeme, Dresden)
How do cells break their symmetry? A reaction-diffusion model for cell polarization

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