PhD student Felix Buchele joint MSS

He will work in the field of Computational Particle-based Fluid Dynamics.

Dr.h.c. for Stefan Sokołowski

Previous Humboldt fellow of MSS, Prof. Stefan Sokołowski from the University Lublin (Poland) was awarded honoris causa doctorate of the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv.

MSS-Book: Вернер Эбелинг и Торстен Пёшель: Лекции по квантовой статистике с приоложениями к разреженным газам и плазме

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Igor Goychuk was appointed as an editorial board member of the MDPI journal “Physchem” which is active in the field of physical Chemistry.

Dr. Zhiyuan Cui joined our institute as a research scholar founded by China Scholarship Council.

Dr. Cui will study agitated granular flow using a turbulence model and the process of transition this urbulent-like state using catastrophe theory.

MSS paper quoted at

Brownian motion of particles in fluid is a common collective behavior in biological and physical systems. In a new report on Science Advances, Kai Leong Chong, and a team of researchers in physics, engineering, and aerospace engineering in China, conducted experiments and numerical simulations to show how the movement of vortices resembled inertial Brownian particles. During the experiments, the rotating turbulent convective vortical flow allowed the particles to move ballistically at first and diffusively after a critical time in a direct behavioral transition—without going through a hydrodynamic memory regime. The work implies that convective vortices have inertia-induced memory, so their short-term movement was well-defined in the framework of Brownian motion here for the first time.