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Prof. Dr. Chase Broedersz

Prof. Dr. Chase Broedersz



Theresienstr. 37
D-80333 Munich

Room: A340
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-4514


Curriculum Vitae


  • 2011: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, VU Amsterdam
  • 2007: MSc. in Physics, VU Amsterdam
  • 2005: BSc. in Physics and Astronomy, VU Amsterdam

Academic Career

  • Since 1-9-2015: Professor (W2) of Theoretical Physics - Statistical and Biological Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 2011-2015: Lewis-Sigler Theory Fellow, Princeton University
  • 2011-2015: Lecturer, Princeton University
  • 1/4/2011 - 1/8/2011: Postdoc, VU Amsterdam

Selected Publications

J. Gladrow, N. Fakhri, F.C. MacKintosh, C.P. Broedersz+, C.F. Schmidt+,
Nonequilibrium dynamics of probe filaments in actin-myosin networks,
Phys. Rev. E 96, 022408 (2017). [arXiv:1704.06243 ]

Jean-Charles Walter, Jérôme Dorignac , Frédéric Geniet , John Palmeri, Andrea Parmeggiani, Ned S. Wingreen, Chase P. Broedersz,
Looping and clustering model for the organization of partitioning proteins on the bacterial genome,
Submitted for publication. [arXiv:1707.01373]

J. Gladrow, N. Fakhri, F.C. MacKintosh, C.F. Schmidt, C.P. Broedersz
Broken Detailed Balance of Filament Dynamics in Active Networks
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 (24), 248301 (2016).

P Ronceray, CP Broedersz+, and M Lenz+
Fiber networks amplify active stress
PNAS 113 (11), 2827-2832 (2016).

C Battle*, CP Broedersz*, N Fakhri*, VF Geyer, J Howard, CF Schmidt, and FC MacKintosh
Breaking detailed balance at the mesoscale in active biological systems
Science 352, 604-607 (2016).

C. P. Broedersz, X. Wang, Y. Meir, J. J. Loparo, D. Z. Rudner, and N. S. Wingreen
Condensation and localization of the partitioning protein ParB on the bacterial chromosome
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 111 (24) 8809-8814 (2014).

C. P. Broedersz, and F.C. MacKintosh
Modeling semiflexible polymer networks
Rev. of Mod. Phys., 86, 995 (2014).

E.D. Lee, C.P. Broedersz, and W. Bialek
Statistical mechanics of the US Supreme Court
J. Stat. Phys. 1, 0022-4715 (2015).

M.G. Yucht, M. Sheinman, and C.P. Broedersz
Dynamical behavior of disordered spring networks
Soft Matter 9, 7000-7006 (2013).

M. Sheinman, C.P. Broedersz, and F.C. MacKintosh
Actively stressed marginal networks
Phys. Rev. Lett., 109: 238101 (2012).

C.P. Broedersz, M. Sheinman, and F.C. MacKintosh
Length-Controlled Elasticity in 3D Fiber Networks
Phys. Rev. Lett., 108: 078102 (2012).

C.P. Broedersz, X. Mao, T.C. Lubensky and F.C. MacKintosh
Criticality and isostaticity in fiber networks
Nature Physics 7, 983-988 (2011).

C.P. Broedersz, M. Depken, N.Y. Yao, M.R. Pollak, D.A. Weitz, and F.C. MacKintosh
Cross-link governed dynamics of biopolymer networks
Phys. Rev. Lett, 105:238101 (2010).

C.P. Broedersz, C. Storm, and F. C. MacKintosh
Nonlinear elasticity of composite networks of stiff biopolymers with flexible linkers
Phys. Rev. Lett, 101:118103 (2008).