DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 555 "Komplexe Nichtlineare Prozesse"

Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität Potsdam

Seminar
"Complex Nonlinear Processes in Chemistry and Biology"

Honorary Chairman: Gerhard Ertl

Organizers:M. Bär, B. Blasius, H. Engel, M. Falcke, Th. Höfer, A. S. Mikhailov, S. C. Müller
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 WS 2006/07. The current program and contact information can be found here.]

16 October 2006, 17:00

Hsuan-Yi Chen (Department of Physics and Graduate School of Biophysics, National Central University, Taiwan)
Models of nonequilibrium domains in biomembranes
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03 November 2006, 16:00

Ichiro Tsuda (Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)
Modeling episodic brain memory
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17 November 2006, 16:00

Marc-Thorsten Hütt (School of Engineering and Science, International University Bremen IUB)
Exploring biological networks with dynamic probes
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24 November 2006, 16:00

Yuka Tabe (Department of Applied Physics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
Dissipative structures in molecular thin films
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Abstract:
Ultra-thin films of liquid crystals (LC) sometimes exhibit unique non-equilibrium structures under such external fields as light and chemical potential gradient. In the LC thin films, rod-like molecules are coherently tiled from the layer normal with a long-range orientational and short-range positional order, which enables us to observe an interesting optical pattern under polarizing microscope. When an appropriate perturbation is given to the LC films, the motion of each molecule can be slightly changed, and sometimes, the movement is coherently enhanced and developed into macroscopic dynamics due to the cooperative molecular interactions in liquid crystals. In my talk, as the examples of such dissipative structures, orientational traveling waves and collective molecular precession in LC thin films and in LC monolayers will be shown.

01 December 2006, 16:00, Habervilla, Faradayweg 8

Carsten Beta (Department of Fluid Dynamics, Pattern Formation and Nanobiocomplexity, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen)
Directional sensing - an experimental approach based on microfluidics
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19 January 2007, 16:00

James Sneyd (Dept. of Mathematics, University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Calcium oscillations: Using mathematics to do physiology
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02 February 2007, 16:00

Vadim N. Biktashev (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK)
Asymptotic approaches to cardiac excitation models
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16 February 2007, 16:00

Chaiya Luengviriya (Institut für Experimentelle Physik, Universität Magdeburg)
Scroll wave instabilities in a chemical excitable medium
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