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Prof. Dr. Erwin Frey

Prof. Dr. Erwin Frey

Professor (chair)


Theresienstr. 37
D-80333 Munich

Room: A334

Curriculum Vitae


  • 1996: Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, TU München
  • 1989: Doctoral degree in Physics, TU München
  • 1986: Diploma in Physics, TU München

Academic Career

  • since 12/2004: Chair for Statistical and Biological Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 2002-2004: Head of the Theoretical Physics Department at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut in Berlin
  • 2001-2004: Full Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1999-2000: Visiting Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 1998-2001: Visiting Scholar at Harvard University
  • 1998-2001: Heisenberg Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 1992-2001: Research Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, TU München
  • 1990-1992: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University
  • 1986-1990: Research Assistant at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, TU München

Selected Publications

T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia, E. Frey,
Mobility promotes and jeopardizes biodiversity in rock-paper-scissors games,
Nature 448, 1046-1049 (2007). [arXiv:0709.0217] [Movie I (9 MByte)] [Movie II (9 MByte)]

C. Heussinger, E. Frey,
Floppy Modes and Non-Affine Deformations in Random Fiber Networks,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 105501 (2006). [arXiv:cond-mat/0603697]

F. Höfling, T. Franosch, E. Frey,
Localization Transition of the 3D Lorentz Model and Continuum Percolation,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 165901 (2006). [arXiv:cond-mat/0510442]

E. Frey, K. Kroy,
Brownian motion: a paradigm of soft matter and biological physics,
Annalen der Physik (Leipzig) 14, 20 (2005).

J. Wilhelm, E. Frey,
Elasticity of stiff polymer networks,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 108103 (2003). [arXiv:cond-mat/0303592]

A. Parmeggiani, T. Franosch, E. Frey,
Phase Coexistence in Driven One Dimensional Transport,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 086601 (2003). [arXiv:cond-mat/0301475]

E. Frey,
Physics in Cell Biology: On the physics of Biopolymers and Molecular Motors,
ChemPhysChem 3, 270 (2002).

E. Frey, D. R. Nelson, L. Radzihovsky,
Light induced melting of colloidal crystals in two dimensions,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2977 (1999).

E. Frey, U. C. Täuber,
Two-loop renormalization-group analysis of the Burgers–Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation,
Phys. Rev. E 50, 1024 (1994).