Computational Statistical & Biological Physics

Prof. Dr. Felix Höfling

How are macroscopic processes in soft and biological matter determined by their nano-scale properties? Examples of our research are

    • the diffusion of proteins in the cytoplasm and, more generally, in heterogeneous media, and
    • the behaviour of water-oil mixtures at interfaces, which has applications in nanofluidics.

Computer simulations of simplified models provide us with insight into the physical mechanisms that connect the behaviour across many time and length scales. The results allow us to

    • perform high precision tests of theoretical predictions,
    • develop new methods for the data analysis, and
    • stimulate advancements of experimental techniques.


Spinodal Decomposition

Spinodal Decomposition (700k particles) using HAL's MD package ...