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Synopsis: Capillary Effect in Grains Explained

MSS article selected as “Editor’s Suggestion” at Physical Review Letters and featured by a “Focus Story” in “Physics”

Flash Physics: Vibrots simulate granular gas, cosmic bridge is magnetic, Hydrogen bonds measured directly

Focus: Self-Spinning Grains Prove Granular Theory

Granulare Materie: Verblüffendes Experiment testet Sandsturm-Physik

MSS article selected as “Editor’s Suggestion” and featured by a “Focus Story” in “Physics”

Physical Review Letters cover shows MSS image

Structure of granular packings due to sequential deposition

PhD defense by Nikola Topic

Hydrodynamik Modeling of Granular Materials

PhD defense by Lídia Almazán Torres

Mesoscopic Particle-based Fluid Dynamics in Complex Geometries

PhD defense by Severin Strobl

Paper on DNA-programmable self-assembly published in the journal ‚Science‘

A research collaboration involving Prof. Michael Engel reported the self-assembly of gold nanoparticles of a particular shape with DNA ligands into clathrate colloidal crystals. The work required a combined effort of state-of-the-art synthesis techniques and DEM computer simulations.

100th MSS seminar

The 100th talk in the series of MSS seminars will be given today by Seyed Habibollah Ebrahimnazhad Rahbari, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Seoul.

http://www.mss.cbi.fau.de/events/mss-seminar/

We welcome our new post-doctoral researcher Mubashir Hussain

Dr. Mubashir Hussain will work on reaction models for the particle-based simulation of combustion processes including the formation of soot.

Habib Ebrahimnejad Rahbari is long-term visitor at MSS

Habib Ebrahimnejad Rahbari from the Korea Institute for Advanced Study in Seoul, South Korea, will visit the institute for the next 3 months. Habib is an expert in the fields of `wet granular matter’ and `fluctuations in granular systems’.

M. Schroeter is Co-Chair of the Gordon Conference

Matthias Schroeter is Co-Chair of the Gordon Conference on „Particulate Systems in Science and Technology” which takes place July 24-29, 2016 at Stonehill College near Boston. https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=13053

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Best Poster Price

At the WE-Heraeus Physics School on Research in Microgravity, took place in Bad Honnef in July 2016, Harol Torres Menéndez received the Best Poster Price.

New collegue: graduate student Ali Shakeri

Ali Shakeri works in the field of particle-based fluid mechanics.

Matthew Coleman (Notre Dame, USA) is RISE student at MSS

Matthew Coleman, student from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA), will work at the Institute as a RISE student on „Assessing open-cell foam structures and monoliths for heterogeneous catalysis“.

We welcome our new staff member Dr. Kuang-Wu Lee

Dr. Lee will work as researcher at our Institute MSS.. He is an expert on numerical simulation for liquid crystals,

We welcome our new staff member Dr. Nadine Aburumman

Dr. Nadine Aburumman will work as researcher at our Institute MSS. She will develop and implement particle based algorithms for the simulation of reactive flows

We welcome our new staff member Dipl.-Inf. Andreas Schäfer

Andreas Schäfer will work as researcher at our Institute MSS. He is working in the field high performance computing and simulation techniques.

MSS alumnus Martin Tupy launches model career

MSS alumnus Martin Tupy launches model career, click here.

We welcome our new Ph.D. Student Harol Torres Menendez

Harol Torres Menendez will do his doctoral studies at our Institute MSS. He is working on properties of passive and active granular matter.

We welcome our guest researcher Dr. Satoshi Takada

15 February 2016 – Dr. Satoshi Takada from Kyoto University (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics) is visiting the institute for 3 weeks. Dr. Satoshi is an expert in Kinetic Theory of cohesive granulate. http://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~satoshi.takada/

We welcome our new Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Engel

Prof. Dr. Michael Engel will work as Assistant Professor at MSS. His research focuses on understandingg the appearance and role of order in condensed matter. For this aim, Prof. Engel combines scientific knwoledge and engineering prinicples to investigate fundamental processes that drive self-assembly and dynamics on the molecular, nanoscale, and colloidal level.

We welcome our new staff member Dr. Prapanch Nair

Pranpanch Nair will work as Postdoc at our Institute MSS. He is an expert in Multiphase Flows and Simulation Techniques.

We welcome our new staff member Dr. Daniel Nasato

Daniel Nasato will work as Postdoc at MSS. He is an expert in Granular Flows and Granular Packing.

Upcoming Spring School – Imaging Particles

4. – 8. April 2016 Erlangen, Germany

Please visit the spring school website for more information:
http://imaging-particles.de

Certificate of Distinguished Referee

Prof. Thorsten Pöschel was honored a 2015 Distinguished Referee by EPJ.

Granulare Dämpfer

PhD defense by Michael Heckel

Harmonic, subharmonic & quasiperiodic processes in driven granular systems

PhD defense by Jonathan Kollmer

First results of the drop tower experiment: Imbibition of a water drop into a porous medium in zero-gravity

This week the final experiments at the drop tower facility in Bremen were performed. We have now the first results of the drop tower experiment: Imbibition of a water drop into a porous medium in zero-gravity.

For details please see Drop Your Thesis 2015.

Recording from „Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften“ is now online

The recording from the presentation of Prof. Pöschel at the „Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften“ is now available online as a web stream:
Unbeschwert forschen – Experimentelle Wege zur Schwerelosigkeit (M4V, HD ready (1280x720p))
You can also find the stream in lower qualities or to download here: Unbeschwert forschen – Experimentelle Wege zur Schwerelosigkeit

There are some more impressions of the „Lange Nacht“ in Media Coverage.

ESA project „Drop Your Thesis 2015“ is entering its critical phase

Today three of our colleagues, Jonathan, Laura, and Flo, started for the drop tower facility in Bremen. There they will put the last pieces of the experiment together and perform the last mechanical and security tests. The actual drop of the experiment is scheduled for beginning of next week. We wish them good luck and good data.

You can find more information about the ESA project here: Student Projects 2015

Over 1000 participants of the „Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften“ listened to the lecture of Prof. Pöschel

The institute participated at the Science fair “Die Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften Nürnberg-Fürth-Erlangen, Saturday, 24.10.2015″, 6pm to 1am. Prof. Pöschel spoke in front of over 1000 people in the fully occupied Audimax, the biggest lecture hall at the FAU, about realizing microgravity conditions on earth without going to outer space. The lecture was accompanied by several experiments performed by members of the chair.

„Nature“ – „The rise of fully turbulent flow“ by MSS member Baofang Song now online.

Baofang Song just published an article about the rise of turbulent flow in „Nature“ magazine.
Please find more details on our publication page: The rise of fully turbulent flow

Patric Müller wins competition for “EAM Starting Grant”

The Cluster of Excellence EAM granted Patric Müller the „EAM Starting Grant 2015“ for his proposal „Particle-based simulation of reactive flows PARSIVAL“.

We welcome our new secretary Ute Hespelein at MSS

Ute Hespelein will take over the secretariat at the institute.
We also want to thank Joanna Gargasz for her long support as secretary since the beginning of the institute and wish her all the best for her future.

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Successful Conference – Particle Simulations

The Particle Simulations conference is now over and we want to thank all participants from around the world for taking part in this fruitful conference. A lot of beneficial ideas were exchanged and we hope that it will bring additional successful cooperations in the future.

For more information about the conference please visit the website:
www.particle-simulations.de

Dr. Eric Parteli appointed as lecturer at the University of Cologne

Dr. Eric Parteli is appointed as Lecturer in Computational Geosciences at
the University of Cologne. We want to congratulate Eric, who starts on
1. Sept. at the Department of Geosciences. We wish our valued colleague all
the best.

MSS visitor Karen Daniels escaped from fire

Feuerwehr-Großeinsatz: Hotel in Erlanger Innenstadt in Flammen
In der Erlanger Innenstadt hat in der Nacht auf Mittwoch die Fassade eines Gästehauses an der Ecke Innere Brucker Straße/Westliche Stadtmauerstraße gebrannt. Die Feuerwehr war mehrere Stunden im Großeinsatz.

Hotel in Erlanger city in flames: In the Erlanger city has burned the facade of a guest house on the corner inside Bruckerstraße / Westliche Stadtmauerstraße at night on Wednesday. Firefighters were several hours in large-scale operation.
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German University Großfeld Championship 2015 for women

Lidia Almazan (member of the group) and her soccer team made the second place at the German University Großfeld Championship 2015 for women. They lost against the team of the university Marburg in penalty shootout.

More information can be found here (in german).

Tara Shreve is a new RISE student at MSS

Tara will work on the granular swelling effect.

Eric Parteli becomes Editor of the journal Nature – Scientific Reports

Eric Parteli was appointed to the editorial board of Nature – Scientific Reports.
Launched 2011, Nature – Scientific Reports is a multidisciplinary journal of the Nature Publishing Group (NPG), which covers all areas of the natural sciences – physics, biology, chemistry, earth sciences and the clinical sciences.

Recent MSS visitor Ernesto Altshuler featured in Science

In Science Magazine Thorsten Pöschel comments on Ernesto Altshuler, a „guerrilla scientist“ from Cuba, and his great low cost experiments.

Cristian Soitu is a new RISE student at MSS

Cristian will work on isotropic DSMC.

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Program of the MSS-Seminar now online

The new schedule for the MSS-Seminars is now online. The general time and location of the seminars stay the same:
3:30 pm; Seminar room 02.219, Nägelsbachstr. 49b, 91052 Erlangen

We welcome our newest staff member Matthias Schröter at MSS

Matthias Schröter will work as a Privatdozent at MSS. He is an expert on granular media and will intensify the experimental research at the institute.

Drop your thesis – microgravity students project granted

Two students of the institute, Laura and Fabian, were accepted for the ESA’s drop your thesis (DYT) program. They will have the opportunity to perform microgravity experiments at the ZARM Drop Tower Facility in Bremen, Germany.

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Certificate for best lecture in summer term 2014

Prof. Pöschel received a certificate for the best lecture in the summer term 2014 for the course „Computeranwendungen in der Verfahrenstechnik 2“. The lectures are anonymously evaluated by the students.

Cover picture of the newest EPJ ST issue

(EPJ ST, 223 (13) (2014))
Link: EPJ ST
Corresponding article:
Self-organization of antiperiodic oscillations
Authors: Joana G. Freire, Cecilia Cabeza, Arturo C. Marti, Thorsten Pöschel, and Jason A.C. Gallas

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Certificate of Distinguished Referee

Eric Parteli was honored a 2014 Distinguished Referee by EPJ.

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EAM Poster Award 2014

Severin Strobl achieved the 1st Prize of the EAM Poster Award 2014 for the Scientific Poster Simulation of Gas Flows in Complex Geometries.

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Certificate of Excellence

Eric Parteli received a Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing.

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CBPT poster prize

The student group of Kerstin Avila won the second place (200 Euro) for poster presentation at the CBPT course.

German University Kleinfeld Championship 2014 for women

Lidia Almazan (member of the group) and her soccer team won the German University Kleinfeld Championship 2014 for women.

More information can be found here (in german).

Multiskaleneigenschaften granularer Systeme in Hartkugelnäherung

PhD defense by Patric Müller

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EAM Poster Award 2013

J.E. Kollmer, A. Sack, M. Heckel, F. Zimber, P. Müller, M.N. Bannerman and T. Pöschel achieved 2nd Prize of the EAM Poster Award 2013 for the Scientific Poster Granular Dynamics in a Shaken Container under Microgravity Conditions.

Temperature of a Granular Gas with Regard to the Stochastic Nature of Particle Interactions

by Nina Gunkelmann, Dan Serero, and Thorsten Pöschel

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Relaxation of a spring with an attached granular damper

by Jonathan E. Kollmer, Achim Sack, Michael Heckel, and Thorsten Pöschel