The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 225, Issue 11–12, pp 2061–2064 | Cite as

Microswimmers – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behavior

  • Gerhard Gompper
  • Clemens Bechinger
  • Stephan Herminghaus
  • Rolf Isele-Holder
  • U. Benjamin Kaupp
  • Hartmut Löwen
  • Holger Stark
  • Roland G. Winkler
Editorial
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Microswimmers – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behaviour

Abstract

Locomotion of autonomous microswimmers is a fascinating field at the cutting edge of science. It combines the biophysics of self-propulsion via motor proteins, artificial propulsion mechanisms, swimming strategies at low Reynolds numbers, the hydrodynamic interaction of swimmers, and the collective motion and synchronisation of large numbers of agents. The articles of this Special Issue are based on the lecture notes of an international summer school, which was organized by the DFG Priority Programme 1726 “Microswimmers – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behaviour” in the fall of 2015. The minireviews provide a broad overview of the field, covering both elementary and advanced material, as well as selected areas from current research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Gompper
    • 1
  • Clemens Bechinger
    • 2
  • Stephan Herminghaus
    • 3
  • Rolf Isele-Holder
    • 1
  • U. Benjamin Kaupp
    • 4
  • Hartmut Löwen
    • 5
  • Holger Stark
    • 6
  • Roland G. Winkler
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics, Institute of Complex Systems & Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany
  2. 2.Physikalisches Institut, Universität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbst-OrganisationGöttingenGermany
  4. 4.Forschungszentrum caesarBonnGermany
  5. 5.Institut für Theoretische Physik, Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany
  6. 6.Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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