Theory of Biological Fluids

In contrast to most man-made machines, biological organisms are typically built from soft and often fluid-like material. How can such liquid matter be controlled in space and time to fulfill precise functions? To uncover the physical principles for such organization, we analyze theoretical models of biological processes using tools from statistical physics, dynamical system theory, fluid dynamics, and information theory. Our group is located in the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, which specializes on fluids in complex systems.

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