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Dr. Lorenz Huber

Lorenz Huber, Dr.

PhD Student

Research interests

From a biological point of view, my interest lies on the mechanical and dynamical processes in the cytoskeleton of cells, and of its individual components. Here I want to address the question: how and why is a certain order created, and what is its function? Specifically, my focus is on:

  • Mechanics of biopolymers
  • Dynamics of the bacterial cell division
  • Self-organization in active systems

From a physicist’s perspective, my research projects connect various topics:

  • Statistical mechanics of polymer dynamics
  • Pattern formation and critical phenomena in active matter systems
  • Active hydrodynamics and turbulence

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 9/2013: PhD Student
  • 5/2013-8/2013: Business development internship
  • 3/2013: Master’s degree in physics at LMU Munich
  • 2006-2011: Professional sailor and German national team member in the  olympic discipline 49er
  • 3/2011: Bachelor's degree in physics at LMU Munich
  • 6/2006: Abitur at Ludwig-Thoma-Gymnasium, Prien am Chiemsee
  • 2006: Schott award for Bavaria's best skilled work in school physics

Conferences and contributions


Jonas Denk, Lorenz Huber, Emanuel Reithmann, Erwin Frey,
Active Curved Polymers form Vortex Patterns on Membranes,
Phys. Rev. Lett 116 (17),178301 (2016). [arXiv:1602.08976]