Dr. Stephan Weiss

Stephan Weiß

Laboratory for Fluids, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity (LFPB)
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Am Fassberg 17
D-37077 Goettingen, Germany
phone: +49 551-5176-317
email: stephan.weiss.at.ds.mpg.de

CV [pdf]





Research interests

  • Rayleigh-Benard convection
  • Pattern Formation
  • General Fluid Dynamics

  • Publications

    Papers

    1. P. Prabhakaran, S.Weiss, A. Krekhov, and E. Bodenschatz, Can hail and rain nucleate cloud droplet? , Phys. Rev. Lett., 119, 128701 (2017)

    2. S. Weiss and R.D. Deegan, Weakly and strongly coupled Belousov-Zhabotinsky pattern , Phys. Rev. E, 95, 022215 (2017)

    3. O. Shishkina, S. Weiss, and E. Bodenschatz, Conductive heat flux in measurements of the Nusselt number in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection , Phys. Rev. Fluids, 1, 062301(R) (2016)

    4. S. Weiss, P. Wei, and G. Ahlers, Heat-transport enhancement in rotating turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection , Phys. Rev. E, 93, 043102 (2016)

    5. S. Weiss, and R. Deegan, Quantized orbits in weakly coupled Belousov-Zhabotinsky reactors , Euro. Phys. Lett., 110, 60004 (2015)

    6. M. Weiss, A. Newman, C. Whitmore and S. Weiss, One hundred and fifty years of sprint and distance running - Past trends and future prospects, Euro. Journ. of Sport Science, 16, 393 (2016)

    7. P. Wei, S. Weiss, and G. Ahlers, Multiple transitions in rotating turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection , Phys. Rev. Lett., 114, 114506 (2015),

    8. S. Weiss, G. Seiden and E. Bodenschatz, Resonance patterns in spatially forced Rayleigh-Bénard convection , J. Fluid Mech., 756, 293-308 (2014)

    9. S. Weiss and G. Ahlers, Nematic - isotropic phase transition in turbulent thermal convection , J. Fluid Mech., 737,308-328 (2013)

    10. S. Weiss and G. Ahlers, Magnetic-field effect on turbulent thermal convection of a nematic liquid crystal at large Rayleigh numbers, J.Fluid Mech.716,R7 (2013)

    11. S. Weiss and G. Ahlers, Effect of tilting on turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection: Cylindrical sample with aspect ratio Γ=0.5, Journ. Fluid Mech., 715, 314-334 (2013)

    12. S. Weiss, G. Seiden and E. Bodenschatz, Pattern Formation in Spatially Forced Thermal Convection, New Journ. of Phys., 14, 053010 (2012)

    13. J. Bosbach, S. Weiss and G. Ahlers, Plume fragmentation by bulk interactions in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection, Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 054501 (2012)

    14. S. Weiss and G. Ahlers, The large-scale flow structure in turbulent rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection, Journ. of Fluid Mech.,688, 461 (2011)

    15. S. Weiss and G. Ahlers, Bifurcations in turbulent rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection: A finite-size effect, Journ. of Physics: Conf. Ser. 318, 082015 (2011)

    16. S. Weiss and G. Ahlers, Heat transport by turbulent rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection and its dependence on the aspect ratio, Journ. of Fluid Mech., 684, 407-426 (2011).

    17. S. Weiss and G. Ahlers, Turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection in a cylindrical container with aspect ratio Γ=0.50 and Prandtl number Pr=4.38, Journ. of Fluid Mech., 676, 5-40 (2011).

    18. S. Weiss, R.J.A.M. Stevens, J.-Q. Zhong, H.J.H. Clercx, D. Lohse, G. Ahlers, Finite-size effects lead to supercritical bifurcations in turbulent rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection, Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 224501 (2010).

    19. G. Seiden, S. Weiss, E. Bodenschatz, Superlattice Patterns in Forced Thermal Convection, Chaos, 19, 041102 (2009)

    20. G. Seiden, S. Weiss, J. McCoy, W. Pesch, E. Bodenschatz, Pattern forming system in the presence of different symmetry-breaking mechanisms, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 214503 (2008)

    Theses and Reports

    Fellowships and Grants

  • DFG-Priority program "Turbulent super structures" (SPP1881)
  • Research Fellowship of the DFG
  • Minerva Fellowship of the Max Planck Society


  • CV

    Research Activities


    Aug 2015 - present

       Project Leader, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation,
       Göttingen, Germany
       Topic: Turbulent Thermal Convection and Clouds

    July 2013 - July 2015

       Post-doctoral research associate, University of California, Santa Barbara
       Advisor: Prof. Guenter Ahlers
       Topic: Turbulent Thermal Convection

    May 2012 - Jun 2013

       Post-doctoral research associate, University of Michigan
       Advisor: Prof. Robert Deegan
       Topic: Complexity in coupled Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction

    Nov. 2009 - April 2012

       Post-doctoral research associate, University of California, Santa Barbara
       Advisor: Prof. Guenter Ahlers
       Topic: Turbulent Thermal Convection

    Jan. 2006 - Oct. 2009

       PhD at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany
       Advisor: Prof. Eberhard Bodenschatz
       Titel: "Pattern Formation in Spatially Forced Thermal Convection"

    Oct. 2005 - Dec. 2005

       Research Associate at the University of Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
       Advisor: Prof. Robert Magerle
       Topic: Dynamics in thin block-copolymer films

    Mar. 2004 - Sept. 2005

       Research assistant at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
       Advisor: Prof. Victor Steinberg
       Topic: Viscoelastic turbulence of dilute polymer solutions

    Jan. 2004 - Dec. 2005

       Diploma at the University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
       Advisor: Prof. Robert Magerle
       Thesis title: "Running Droplets in Thin Block-Copolymer Films"

    Education


    Oct. 2009:

      PhD, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Supervisor: Eberhard Bodenschatz

    Feb. 2005:

       Diploma, Universität Bayreuth, Supervisor: Robert Magerle