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 eLife “Drift and termination of spiral waves in optogenetically modified cardiac tissue at sub-threshold …

Our recent article in Chaos “Terminating transient chaos in spatially extended systems” was highlighted in Scilight.

CaosDB will receive funding during the next two years by the Max Planck Digital Library. The project will be carried out at the Max …

Recent Publications

Feedforward attractor targeting for non-linear oscillators using a dual-frequency driving technique. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 30: 073123 (2020).


Excitable dynamics in neural and cardiac systems. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 86: 105275 (2020).



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  • Biomedical Physics
    MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
    Am Faßberg 17
    D-37077 Göttingen