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Prof. Dr. Felix Höfling


Freie Universität Berlin

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Institute of Mathematics


Arnimallee 6
Room 214
14195 Berlin
since 2015 Professor (W2 non-tenure) for "High-performance computing in molecular dynamics", Freie Universität Berlin
2010–2015 Research associate, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, and University of Stuttgart (Prof. S. Dietrich)
2009 Post-doc, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, UK (Dr. A. Louis)
2007–2009 Research associate, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Dr. T. Franosch)
2006 Doctoral degree (summa cum laude) in Theoretical Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2003­–2006 PhD student at Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin (Prof. E. Frey)
2002–2003 Guest scientist at Freie Universität Berlin (Dr. C. Timm, Prof. F. von Oppen)
2002 Diploma (1,0) in Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Prof. Ch. Wetterich)

Five selected publications

  1. F. Höfling and T. Franosch: Anomalous transport in the crowded world of biological cells, Rep. Prog. Phys. 76, 046602 (2013), review article.

  2. F. Höfling, T. Franosch, and E. Frey: Localization transition of the three-dimensional Lorentz model and continuum percolation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 165901 (2006), cover page.

  3. M. R. Horton, F. Höfling, J. O. Rädler, and T. Franosch: Development of anomalous diffusion among crowding proteins, Soft Matter 6, 2648 (2010).

  4. P. H. Colberg and F. Höfling: Highly accelerated simulations of glassy dynamics using GPUs: Caveats on limited floating-point precision, Comput. Phys. Commun. 182, 1120 (2011).

  5. F. Höfling and S. Dietrich: Enhanced wavelength-dependent surface tension of liquid–vapour interfaces, EPL (Europhys. Lett.) 109, 46002 (2015), Editor’s choice.

Full list of publications

Web of Science: ResearcherID F-3899-2010

A full collection of preprints is available on arXiv.


  • Felix Höfling, Theoretische Physik, theoretical physics