Institute for Theoretical Physics IV

The world around us is complex and out of equilibrium. Our goal is to expose and model the physical principles underlying the self-organization and collective behavior on the molecular and colloidal scale. We study mainly minimal models that capture universal aspects of the underlying physics and use a combination of numerical and analytical tools from statistical physics.

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Thomas Speck

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Head of Institute

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Shahenda Diener



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