This website is slighly outdated – The latest information about my research can be found on
the website of my group
New research group and website
I now lead the group
Theory of Biological Fluids at the
Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization.
My group will use tools from statistical physics, dynamical systems theory, fluid
dynamics, and information theory to study how biological fluids are organized.
We will focus on the physical aspects of olfaction to understand how the
airflow of inhalation and the properties of the mucus influence our
sense of smell.
Additionally, we will also continue to work on the physical principles of active droplets.
If you want to join us or if you want to know more about us, please visit
group website .
How does the nose process complex odors?
How does complexity arise from the interaction of molecules?
How can cells organize membrane-less compartments?
How does a bacterium tell time?
I am a theoretical physicist who is interested in the spatial and temporal organization of biological processes.
This organization often emerges from the interplay of many small parts, leading to complex behaviors.
I study such problems in cells and tissues using tools from statistical physics, dynamic systems theory, and information theory.
dzwicker [AT] g [DOT] harvard [DOT] edu
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Am Faßberg 17