Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Micro‐ and Nanoparticles: Theory & Experiment

815. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

09 Jun - 12 Jun 2024


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Philipp Maass, U Osnabrück • RNDr. Artem Ryabov, Ph.D., U Prag

Nonequilibrium processes in chemistry, materials science and microfluidics are often based on motions of micro- and nanoparticles. In biology, these particles can be parts of a molecular machinery working inside living cells, bacteria, or other self-propelled microorganisms. Studying nonequilibrium dynamics of micro- and nanoparticles in real-word systems and under well-controlled laboratory conditions is an active field of current research. Advancements of  experimental techniques for tracking, trapping and manipulating particles together with high-resolution detection on microscopic time and length scales makes it possible to study motions with unprecedented precision on the level of individual particles.

This seminar discusses recent developments and new trends in nonequilibrium dynamics of micro- and nanoparticles. Major topics are dynamics of active particles in complex environments, unjamming of arrested particle motions in strongly disordered materials, dynamics out of liquids, effects of hydrodynamic interactions, emergent phenomena in transport across energy landscapes, driven motion in narrow pores, single-particle tracking and trapping, memory effects, and time-delayed feedback control.

The seminar aims to bring together leading scientists in the field to foster scientific advancements and to discuss steps for solving critical problems.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.