The Biomedical Physics Group

The Research Group Biomedical Physics is located at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany.

Complex spatio-temporal wave dynamics underlies a variety of debilitating crises in extended excitable systems. An example are cardiac arrhythmias. This electro-mechanical malfunction of the heart is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide.

We employ experimental, numerical and theoretical techniques to elucidate fundamental molecular and dynamical mechanisms underlying cardiac fibrillation, and develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.


Our recent article in Nature was highlighted on April 5th 2018 in Physics Today.

Researchers from the Biomedical Physics Group in Göttingen develop new, promising imaging technique for cardiac arrhythmias. With the …

During the week Nov 14-18, 2016 the First School of the EU-ITN BE-OPTICAL will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and …

Recent Publications


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    MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
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    D-37077 Göttingen