Complex Systems (Physics and Astrophysics)

The order of life

A new model that describes the organization of organisms could lead to a better understanding of biological processes more

Attack on autopilots

How fast the development from assisted to fully automated vehicles will progress is uncertain. One crucial factor here is the reliability with which a vehicle can navigate in its surroundings and react to unforeseeable incidents. Our group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems showed that methods for motion analysis based on deep neural networks – likely components in future autonomous vehicles – can be confused by small patterns designed to “attack” these networks. more

“Air taxis are coming soon”

Heinrich H. Bülthoff, retired director at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, talks about personal aviation and urban air mobility more

Maelstroms in the heart

Heart researchers in Göttingen develop a new, promising imaging technique for cardiac arrhythmias more

Shape-programmable miniscule robots

Soft materials that can use magnetic fields to generate desired time-varying shapes could provide an engine for microswimmers more

Training atoms

Gerhard Rempe, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, uses single atoms to study the interaction between light and matter at the most elementary level. more

Beating the competition

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization discover how the size of networks can skyrocket more

The order of life

A new model that describes the organization of organisms could lead to a better understanding of biological processes more

Maelstroms in the heart

Heart researchers in Göttingen develop a new, promising imaging technique for cardiac arrhythmias more

Attack on autopilots

How fast the development from assisted to fully automated vehicles will progress is uncertain. One crucial factor here is the reliability with which a vehicle can navigate in its surroundings and react to unforeseeable incidents. Our group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems showed that methods for motion analysis based on deep neural networks – likely components in future autonomous vehicles – can be confused by small patterns designed to “attack” these networks. more

“Air taxis are coming soon”

Heinrich H. Bülthoff, retired director at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, talks about personal aviation and urban air mobility more

Shape-programmable miniscule robots

Soft materials that can use magnetic fields to generate desired time-varying shapes could provide an engine for microswimmers more

Training atoms

Gerhard Rempe, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, uses single atoms to study the interaction between light and matter at the most elementary level. more

Beating the competition

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization discover how the size of networks can skyrocket more

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