Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Max­Planck­Research Magazine

Issue 2014

Heft 2014

Fighting Turbulence with Eddies
Turbulence is omnipresent: it plays an important role during planet formation, mixes fuel and air in the cylinder of an engine, but also increases the energy needed for pumps to push oil through pipelines. Björn Hof and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen investigate the finer points of how it originates and search for tricks to prevent the eddies from forming where they interfere.
Issue 2012

MaxPlanckResearch 3/2012

The Power Grid’s Got Rhythm
New forms and sources of energy need new power lines as well. In the future, a larger number of small, distributed wind and solar installations in place of a smaller number of large power plants are projected to supply Germany with energy. At the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the Network Dynamics Group headed by Marc Timme is investigating how the high-voltage grid will respond to this and how it can be optimized.
Issue 2010
Issue 2009

MPR 4 /2009

Bridges That Bind Sand
What holds sandcastles together at their core? Researchers are studying such complex structures.
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