...is experimental physics focussing on the dynamics of pattern formation.
The investigated systems can be devided into (complex) fluids and (wet) granular matter.
|1. Individual glass particles suspended in water;|
|2. Their collective assembly to mushroom-like structures;|
|3. The time sequence of a suspension in a rotating drum demonstrates demixing;|
|4. Artificial creeping dunes created by shear flow;|
|5. A drop of a magnetic liquid (ferrofluid) before pinch-off;|
|6. Spatio-temporal image of convection rolls in a liquid crystal.|
This postcard provides a potpourri of some |
of the materials used.