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Honorarprofessor Dr. Stefan Luther

Research Interests

My research focuses on mechanisms of self-organization far from equilibrium in complex biological and hydrodynamic systems, combining expertise from fluid dynamics, soft-condensed matter physics, nonlinear dynamics and theoretical biology. I am developing multi-scale, high-resolution fluorescence imaging techniques and advanced multi-modal signal analysis for the investigation of the physics of complex matter. The research is devoted to both analysis of biological and medical processes using physical methodology and facilitation of medical procedures by technical means.

Curriculum Vitae

since 2013 Head of Biomedical Physics Group (W2, tenured), an independent Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
2009 - 2012 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
since 2008 Adjunct Professor of Physics (Honorarprofessor), Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics, Georg-August-University, Goettingen
2007 - 2012 Head of Biomedical Physics Group (W2, tenure track), a Max Planck Research Group (Selbstaendige Nachwuchsgruppe der Max Planck Gesellschaft)
2004-07 Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, with Eberhard Bodenschatz
2001-04 Postdoctoral Associate, University of Twente, Enschede, NL, with Detlef Lohse
2000 PhD, Georg-August-University, Goettingen
1997 Diplom in Physics, Georg-August-University Goettingen


  • Eberhard Bodenschatz, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany
  • Elizabeth M. Cherry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Flavio H. Fenton, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Robert F. Gilmour Jr., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Stephan S. Lehnart, Universitätsklinikum Göttingen, Germany
  • Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann, Universitätsklinikum Göttingen, Germany
  • Markus Zabel, Universitätsklinikum Göttingen, Germany
  • Gerd Hasenfuss, Universitätsklinikum Göttingen, Germany