Past semesters

WS 2020/21

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restriction the SFB1294 Colloquia will be online, Zoom links will be send via SFB-list. Please see for abstracts.      
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
06.11.2020 tba tba    
13.11.2020 Prof. Michael Assaf, Hebrew University Jerusalem Rare events in interacting populations: Role of environmental noise and spatial heterogeneity Prof. Metzler  
20.11.2020 Masoumeh Dashti from the University of Sussex 'Posterior consistency in Bayesian inference with exponential priors' joint event with SFB 1294  
27.11.2020 Dr. Erez Aghion, MPIPKS Dresden Detecting the causes for anomalous diffusion, observed in a 'blind' ensemble of data Prof. Metzler Meeting-ID: 622 8426 7785, Kenncode: 25520639
27.11.2020 Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University New York Cognitive computational neuroscience of vision joint event with SFB 1294 and SFB 1287 starting time: 3 pm
04.12.2020 tba tba    
11.12.2020 Judith Rousseau, University of Oxford Bayesian nonparametric estimation in multivariate non linear Hawkes processes joint event with SFB 1294  
18.12.2020 tba tba    
08.01.2021 tba tba    
15.01.2021 Kayo Ide, University of Maryland tba joint event with SFB 1294  
22.01.2021 Prof. Aleksander Weron, Wroclaw University of Science & Technology tba Prof. Metzler UFS data-centric sciences
29.01.2021 tba tba    
05.02.2021 David Hartich, MPI Biophysical Chemistry Goettingen Emergent memory and kinetic hysteresis in strongly driven networks Prof. Metzler  
12.02.2021 tba tba    

SS 2020, *this term online due to the Covid-19 situation – more information:

Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
24.04.2020 -cancelled-Reinhold Schneider Variational Monte Carlo Methods for Classical Solution of Hamilton Jacobi Bellmann Equations   joined event with SFB 1294
08.05.2020 *Karen Veroy-Grepl Optimal sensor placement for the quantification of model uncertainty: A functional analysis perspective   Joint Colloquium of the IASS and the SFB 1294
29.05.2020 *Georg Gottwald Statistical properties of deterministic dynamical systems and their applications in weather and climate forecasting   joined event with SFB 1294
12.06.2020 *Ulrike Lucke & Ina Müller Digital first, concerns second: Our power to change everyday life and the question of responsibility in algorithm development   joined event with SFB 1294
03.07.2020 *tba tba   joined event with SFB 1294
WS 2019/20
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
25.10.2019 Jesus Sanz-Serna Numerical integrators for the Hamiltonian Monte Carlo sampler   joined event with SFB 1294
25.10.2019 Kay Joerg Wiese, LPT-ENS Paris, France Extreme Value Statistics for Fractional Brownian Motion Ralf Metzler Room:
15.11.2019 Rainer Klages, TU Berlin Anomalous Transport and Fluctuation Relations: From Theory to Biology Carsten Beta  
22.11.2019 Ester Mariucci, Uni Potsdam, germany Distances for discretely observed jump processes and applications in nonparametric statistics   joined event with SFB 1294
29.11.2019 Marc Erhardt, HU Berlin A tale of a tail: how bacteria assemble their motility organelle Carsten Beta  
06.12.2019 Zahra Mokhtari, Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany Active particles in heterogeneous media Carsten Beta  
13.12.2019 Melina Freitag Low dimensional approximation of weak constraint variational data assimilation   joined event with SFB 1294
24.01.2020 Katharina Morik, TU Dortmund, Germany Machine Learning for Enhanced Mobility Tobias Scheffer joined event with SFB 1294
SS 2019
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
05.04.2019 Felix Otto, MPI Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften, Leipzig, Germany Effective behavior of random media   joined event with SFB 1294 and SFB 1114 Campus Griebnitzsee, H.06, R.3
12.04.2019 Barbara Kaltenbacher, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt All-at-once versus reduced formulations of inverse problems and their regularization   joined event with SFB 1294
12.04.2019 Yohann Duguet, LIMSI-CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France Laminar-turbulent bands versus chimera states Arkady Pikovsky Room
14.06.2019 Peter König, Universität Osnabrück Ecological Validity of the N170 – a mobile EEG study Ralf Engbert joined event with SFB 1294
21.06.2019 Mauricio J. del Razo, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany Modeling and simulating molecular kinetics as diffusionprocesses with Markovian switching Ralf Metzler postpones
28.06.2019 Edgar Knobloch, University of California Berkley, Berkley, USA Coexistence of periodic and chaotic patterns: convective versus absolute instability Arkady Pikovsky  
12.07.2019 Patricia Reynaud-Bouret, CNRS/University of Nice, France Neuronal networks and functional connectivity   joined event with SFB 1294
23.08.2019 Geir Evensen, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Norway Efficient implementation of an iterative ensemble smoother for big-data assimilation and reservoir history matching   joined event with SFB 1294
WS 2018/19
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
12.10.2018 Hartmut Löwen, Universität Düsseldorf Collective swimming: from magnetic clusters to bacterial turbulence Ralf Metzler  
09.11.2018 Till Bretschneider, University of Warwick, UK Image-based modelling of problems in cell motility Carsten Beta Joint event with SFB 1294
09.11.2018 Martin Schrön, Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung, Leipzig, Germany Cosmic-Ray Neutrons in Environmental Science Ralf Metzler Room:
16.11.2018 Felix Höfling, FU Berlin tba Ralf Metzler  
23.11.2018 Ingolf Wittmann, Technical Director & Leader of HPC DACH & Europe, Leader of IBM Q Ambassadors EMEA, IBM Q Ambassadors EMEA, Stuttgart, Germany IBM Q: Scaling Quantum computing to 100,000 users and beyond Markus Abel  
30.11.2018 Anatoly Kolomeisky, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Error Correction Ralf Metzler  
07.12.2018 Arnaud Doucet, Oxford University, UK Piecewise-deterministic Markov chain Monte Carlo Sebastian Reich Joint event with SFB 1294
07.12.2018 Eugene Postnikov, Kursk State University, Kursk, Russia A fluctuational equivalence of the self-diffusion in liquids in supercooled state and under high pressures from the point of view of superstatistics SRalf Metzler Room 2.123
11.01.2019 Charlotte Kloft, Freie Universität Berlin Pharmacometrics: Analysing and understanding variability and uncertainty in clinical data Wilhelm Huisinga Joint event with SFB 1294
SS 2018
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
27.04.2018 Reinhard Höpfner, Universität Mainz, Germany On periodic signals in stochastic Hodgkin-Huxley models Markus Reiss Joint Event with SFB 1294
04.05.2018 Prof. Gerald Kneller, Université d'Orléans, France Quantum and classical anomalous diffusion from a perspective of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics Ralf Metzler  
18.05.2018 Prof. Laszlo B. Kish, Texas A&M Engineering - Texas A&M University Information entropy and thermal entropy: apples and oranges; and Non-validity of the Landauer's principle Ralf Metzler  
25.05.2018 Felix Thiel,   Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel The quantum first detection problem Ralf Metzler Room:2.123
25.05.2018 Dino Sejdinovic, University of Oxford, UK tba Gilles Blanchard and Alexandra Carpentier Joint Event with SFB 1294
15.06.2018 Stefan Rahmstorf, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung Extreme events in a warming climate Ralf Metzler  
22.06.2018 Uri Ascher, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada tba Sebastian Reich Joint Event with SFB 1294
13.07.2018 Maximilian Werner, University of Bristol, UK tba Gert Zöller Joint Event with SFB 1294
20.07.2018 Aneta Koseska, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund Spatially distributed network between EGFR and phosphatases optimizes growth factor sensing at criticality Carsten Beta  
WS 2017/18
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
03.10.2017 Philippe Robert, INRIA, Paris Stochastic Models of Gene Expression Sylvie Roelly Joint Event with SFB 1294
20.10.2017 Tom Robinson, MPI of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany Synthetic Biology with Giant Vesicles and Microfluidic Systems Carsten Beta  
10.11.2017 Felix Wichmann, Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany Comparing deep neural networks against humans: Object recognition with weak signals Ralf Engbert Joint Event with SFB 1294
24.11.2017 Jürgen Vollmer, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany Moments and Autocorrelation Functions in Superdiffusion: Exact Solution, Scaling and Universlity Ralf Metzler  
01.12.2017 Alessio Spantini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA A class of nonlinear filters induced by local couplings Sebastian Reich Joint Event with SFB 1294

switch to room 0.104
08.12.2017 Tim Sullivan, Free University of Berlin and Zuse Institute Berlin Distributional Uncertainty in Uncertainty Quantification Jana de Wiljes Joint Event with SFB 1294
08.12.2017 Sandalo Roldan-Vargas, MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany Anomalies, Rare Events and Brownian Motion Ralf Metzler Start: 11:15
12.01.2018 Charlotte Kloft, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Pharmacometrics: Analysing and understanding variability and uncertainty in clinical data Wilhelm Huisinga Joint Event with SFB 1294
19.01.2018 Prof Yong Xu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China Dynamics of non- Gaussian Levy noise Ralf Metzler  
02.02.2018 Michael Ghil, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France Data Assimilation: Past, Present and Future Yuri Shprits Joint Event with SFB 1294
SS 2017
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
02.06.2017 Michael Stich, Aston University, Birmingham Symmetry breaking in simple models of cooperative polymerization Carsten Beta Joint Event with GRK 1558 and BCSCCS
14.07.2017 Jan van Waaij, Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica Korteweg-de Vries Instituut, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Adaptive convergence results for numerical efficient Bayesian methods Sebastian Reich Joint Event with SFB 1294
WS 2016/2017
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
21.10.2016 Patrick Cramer, MPI für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen tba Ralf Metzler  
18.11.2016 Rajarshi Chakrabarti, IIT Bombay Tracer diffusion in a sea of polymers with binding zones: mobile vs frozen traps. Ralf Metzler  
25.11.2016 Denis S. Grebenkov, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France tba Ralf Metzler  
09.12.2016 Eugene Postnikov, Kursk University Compressibility-based quantitative predictions of fluctuational, thermodynamic and transport properties of compressed liquids Ralf Metzler  
06.01.2017 Vasily Zaburdaev, Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany Early emergence of multicellularity in bacterial microcolonies Carsten Beta  
20.01.2017 Gianni Pagnini, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, Spain Brownian dynamics in complex media to model anomalous diffusion. Ralf Metzler  
08.02.2017 Vasyl Khachenko, Institut of Applied Physics, NAS of Ukraine, Sumy Modeling Nano-Sized Pattern Formation in Stochastic Adsorptive Systems with Interacting Adsorbate Igor Goychuk Wed, Feb 8, 12:15
Room 2.123
17.02.2017 Henrik Flyvbjerg, Dept. of Micro- and Nanotechnology Technical University of Denmark Thermophoretic forces on DNA measured with a single-molecule spring balance

OR: Tauziehen mit Erbgut
Carsten Beta  
24.02.2017 Jalal Sarabadani, Aalto University, Helsinki Theory of polymer translocation through a nanopore. Ralf Metzler  
SS 2016
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
04.03.2016 Raffaello Potestio, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz Up and down the ladder - A personal account of multi-scale modeling of biophysical systems Ralf Metzler  
29.04.2016 Sabine Klapp, Technische Universität, Berlin   Ralf Metzler  
13.05.2016 Dr. Jaeoh Shin, Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik, Dresden RNA polymerase II transcription through dinucleosome Ralf Metzler  
20.05.2016 Francesco Caravelli, Invenia Labs, University College London, UK Dynamical properties of memristive networks Ralf Metzler  
31.05.2016 Eduardo Sosa, Cinvestav, Mexico Motility of Escherichia coli and Trypanosoma cruzi in confined systems: Experiments and mathematical modeling Carsten Beta Beginn: 10:00Room: 1.001
Joint event with GRK 1558 and BCSCCS
10.06.2016 Arthur Straube,Freie Universität Berlin Magnetically interacting particles in tilted periodic potentials: Theory and experiment Arkady Pikovsky  
24.06.2016 Bert de Groot, Max-Planck-Institute für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen The molecular dynamics and energetics of ion permeation and molecular recognition Ralf Metzler  
WS 2015/16
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks  
23.10.2015 Lene Oddershede, Niels Bohr Institut Copenhagen Dynamics of cells and within cells Ralf Metzler    
13.11.2015 Igor Aronson, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA Collective and individual behavior of microswimmers in anisotropic fluids Arkadi Pikovski    
20.11.2015 Simone Reber, Humboldt Universität Berlin How the ideas of soft matter physics help us understand cellular organization Carsten Beta    
27.11.2015 Roland Winkler, Forschungszentrum Jülich Microswimmer: From swimming bacteria to collective behaviors of active Brownian particles Ralf Metzler  
08.01.2015 Helmut Grubmüller, MPI für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen Atomistic Simulation of Single Molecule Experiments: Molecular Machines and a Dynasome Perspective Ralf Metzler    
15.01.2015 Erik Werner, Chalmers, Gothenburg

Karen Alim, MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Göttingen
Mapping the statistics of channel-confined DNA to a 1D model

Adaptation by fluid flow in the slime mold Physarum polycephalum
Ralf Metzler
Carsten Beta
SS 2015
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
08.05.2015 Mahsa Vahabi (Vrije Universiteit (VU)   Ralf Metzler  
11.06.2015 Michael Skaug (IBM Research-Zurich)   Ralf Metzler Time: 2:00 p.m. Place: bldg 28, room 2.123
12.06.2015 Angelo Valleriani (Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung) Aging of Macromolecules Ralf Metzler  
19.06.2015 Jörn Davidsen (University of Calgary) Earthquake triggering: From natural to induced seismicity Carsten Beta beginn 10:45
03.07.2015 Peter J. Thomas (Case Western Reserve University) Dynamical Architectures for Control of Rhythmic Behavior Carsten Beta  
03.07.2015 Salvatore Chiantia (HU Berlin) Protein-membrane interaction characterized by quantitative microscopy: Examples from Influenza virus assembly Ralf Metzler  
10.07.2015 Daniel Wuestner (Syddansk Universitet (Odense)) Heterogeneous diffusion of sterols and sterol-binding proteins in mammalian cells Ralf Metzler  
WS 2014/15
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
10.10.2014 Hesam Montazeri (ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland) Waiting time model for accumulating mutations Wilhelm Huisinga  
14.11.2014 Tetsuya Hiraiwa (Freie Universität Berlin) Theoretical model for chemotactic migration of a eukaryotic cell Carsten Beta  
28.11.2014 Zhou Yu (University of Oxford, UK) Temporal Characteristics of Earthquakes Ralf Metzler  
05.12.2014 Yuli Starosvetsky (Israel Institute of Technology) Resonant energy transport and channeling in the essentially nonlinear systems Arkady Pikovsky  
12.12.2014 Kai Thormann (Justus Liebig University Giessen) Upgrading bacterial motility Carsten Beta Joint Event with GRK 1558
19.12.2014 Stefan Klumpp (Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung) Physical forces in bacterial motility Ralf Metzler  
09.01.2015 Gleb Oshanin (Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris)   Ralf Metzler  
16.01.2015 Misha Sheinman (MPI Molecular Genetics Berlin) How active gels drive themselves towards anomalous critical point Ralf Metzler  
30.01.2015 Christine Selhuber-Unkel (Universität Kiel) Intracellular motion in crowded cells Ralf Metzler  
SS 2014
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
09.05.2014 Daniela Froemberg (MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden)      
16.05.2014 John Lapeyre Jr.   Ralf Metzler  
11.07.2014 Manoel Manghi (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse) The role of torsion in the closure and nucleation dynamics of DNA denaturation bubbles Ralf Metzler  
WS 2013/14
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
01.11.2013 Rudi Podgornik (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) Disorder and Coulomb interactions, DNA condensation in virus capsids, Electrostatic interactions and stability of virus-like capsids Ralf Metzler  
15.11.2013 Marco Tarantola (MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen) Mechanics and dynamics of cellular contacts: From Dictyostelium discoideum adhesion to mammalian cardiac fibrosis Carsten Beta Joint Event with GRK 1558
22.11.2013 Michael Stich (Aston University, Birmingham) Chemical and chiral oscillations in simple polymerization models Carsten Beta Joint Event with GRK 1558  
24.01.2014 Frank Noe (Freie Universität Berlin)   Ralf Metzler  
31.01.2014 Tomaz Prosen (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) Diffusive transport in integrable systems Ralf Metzler  
07.02.2014 Igor Sokolov (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)   Ralf Metzler  
SS 2013
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
19.04.2013 Gabriel Amselem (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris) Random network peristalsis in the slime mold Physarum polycephalum Carsten Beta Joint Event with GRK 1558
19.04.2013 Mykyta Chubynsky (University of Ottawa) Diffusing diffusivity: A model of anomalous and "anomalous Brownian" diffusion Ralf Metzler  
26.04.2013 Joachim Dzubiella (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin) Solvent fluctuations in hydrophobic cavity-ligand binding kinetics Ralf Metzler  
03.05.2013 Jaeoh Shin Short DNA bending and looping: Effects of bubble nucleation and tension diffusion Ralf Metzler  
14.05.2013 Robert Niven (The University of New South Wales, Australia) Maximum Entropy Analysis of Flow Systems and Networks diffusion Markus Abel Tuesday Room 28.2.123 14:15h
14.06.2013 Katharina Krischer (TU München) Synchrony and Turbulence in Electrochemical Systems Arkady Pikovsky  
21.06.2013 Arik Yochelis (Ben-Gurion University, Israel) Pattern formation approach to dynamical properties of Filopodia Carsten Beta Joint Event with GRK 1558
28.06.2013 Philip Rosenau (School of Mathematics, Tel Aviv University) Well tempered Diffusion Arkady Pikovsky  
05.07.2013 Philipp Hoevel Synchronization in networks with delay Ralf Toenjes  
12.07.2013 Zoran Nikoloski (MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology) The dynamics of the plant cytoskeleton components relates to transport efficiency of the emerging network Carsten Beta  
12.07.2013 Tatiana Marquez-Lago Diffusion barriers and envelope morphology: nuclear factors in yeast mitosis Ralf Metzler  
12.07.2013 Andre Leier From random walks to lumped reaction networks Ralf Metzler  
WS 2012/13
Date Speaker Title Invited by Remarks
16.11.2012 Rainer Klages (Queen Mary University of London, School of Mathematical Sciences) The Physics of Foraging: Bumblebee Flights under Predation Risk Ralf Metzler and Carsten Beta  
26.11.2012 Oleh Omel'chenko (Weierstraß-Institut, Berlin) Nonuniversal transitions to synchrony in the Sakaguchi-Kuramoto model Arkady Pikovsky and Ralf Toenjes Monday, 16:00h Room 0.104
30.11.2012 Gustavo Martínez-Mekler (UNAM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México) Sperms in Quest of the Holy Egg Arkady Pikovsky  
07.12.2012 Oliver Steinbock (Tallahassee, FL, USA) Wave Patterns in Three-dimensional Excitable Media Carsten Beta  
14.12.2012 Antonio Politi Anomalous thermal conduction and Levy processes Ralf Toenjes  
11.01.2013 Oliver Muelken (Uni Freiburg) Exciton Dynamics in Open Quantum System - from Quantum to Random Walks Ralf Metzler  
01.02.2013 Marcus Hauser (Universität Magdeburg) Cell-cell desynchronisation in yeast cell populations Carsten Beta  
08.02.2013 Igor Goychuk (Uni Potsdam) Nonlinear anomalous diffusion and transport: fractional dynamics in and out of thermal equilibrium Ralf Toenjes