Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Information processing, Noise, and Adaptation in Living Systems

Scientific coordinators: Naama Barkai, Daniel Maria Busiello, Christoph Zechner


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Interdisciplinary challenges in non-equilibrium physics: from soft to active, biological and complex matter

Scientific Coordinators: Xiaowen Chen, Melissa Rinaldin, Alfredo Sciortino


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The institute offers various opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty members.

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Public Outreach

Our public outreach program aims to make scientific results accessible to the general public. Active scientists speak about their recent work and explain it to a lay public with an interest in natural sciences, or to school children of different ages.

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Nonequilibrium statistical physics in living systems: The role of energy dissipation for biological functions

Dr. Yuhai Tu (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)

15 Apr 2024, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2+3

QDS: Multi-Photon Rydberg states in a Microwave Cavity and Rydberg Assisted Sympathetic Cooling

Dr. Seth Rittenhouse (United States Naval Academy)

18 Apr 2024, 04:30 PM Room 1D1

Colloquium: Bacterial Biofilms: Navigating the Confluence between Physics and Biology

Prof. Eleonora Secchi (ETH Zurich)

22 Apr 2024, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2+3


Publication Highlights

Bioenergetic costs and the evolution of noise regulation by microRNAs

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short strands of genetic material that regulate various…

Publication Highlights

Characterising the gait of swimming microorganisms

The survival strategies of Escherichia Coli are controlled by their…