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Dept. LFPB

Laboratory for Fluid Physics, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity

Welcome to the Department of Fluid Physics, Pattern Formation, and Biocomplexity at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany. We are investigating the dynamics of a variety of complex nonlinear systems both experimentally and theoretically. The science in the laboratory is focused on Fluid Physics and Quantitative Biology.

Under Research Groups you can find detailed information on the current research topics.
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Risk calculator:

  • HEADS — Human Emission of Aerosol and Droplet Statistics
       (webapp to calculate the risk of infection by human aerosols)

  • Publications

  • An upper bound on one-to-one exposure to infectious human respiratory particles

  • Risk assessment for airborne disease transmission by poly-pathogen aerosols

  • Respiratory aerosols and droplets in the transmission of infectious diseases

  • Face-masks save us from SARS-CoV-2 transmission

  • Aerosol transport measurements and assessment of risk from infectious aerosols: a case study of two German cash-and-carry hardware/DIY stores

  • The infection risk of SARS-CoV-2 is greatly reduced by antigen point-of-care testing and masking

  • Das Infektionsrisiko von SARS-CoV-2 ist stark reduziert durch Antigen-Point-of-Care-Tests und Maskierung

  • Press/News

  • Studie des Max-Planck-Instituts: Infektionsrisiko mit FFP2-Maske minimal (, 04.12.2021)

  • Göttinger Forscher checken Luftfilter - Felix-Klein-Gymnasium wird Modellraum (HNA, 28.07.2021)

  • Warum Sie besser Goal als Tor schreien sollten (ZEIT ONLINE, 29.06.2021)

  • Leichtes Spiel für die Delta-Variante? (Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 29.06.2021)

  • App ermittelt Corona-Ansteckungsrisiko (News NTV, 12. April 2021)

  • Neue App berechnet das Corona-Risiko in Räumen (press release, 8. April 2021)

  • Humane Droplets and Aerosols (Talk, 25.Januar 2021)

  • Eine Maske ist der beste Schutz (Interview, 11. Januar 2021)

  • Humane Tröpfchen und Aerosole (Talk, 16. Dezember 2020)

  • Göttingen Turbulence Facilities (Video)