Prof. Detlef Lohse appointed as External Member of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics und Self-Organisation
Long-standing cooperation leads to membership

Professor Dr. Detlef Lohse of the University of Twente in the Netherlands was appointed as External Member of the Göttingen Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Max Planck Society in Berlin on 17th-18th June. At the same time he was appointed as Member of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The MPG hereby acknowledges the long-standing, intensive cooperation between the internationally-renowned physicist and the Max Planck Institute.

“In Detlef Lohse, we are happy to welcome an excellent scientist to our Institute”, underlines Eberhard Bodenschatz. Lohse received the George K. Batechelor Prize in 2012, which is awarded every four years and is considered to be the Nobel Prize in FluidDynamics. . In 2005, Lohse received the Spinoza Prize, which represents the Dutch equivalent of the German Leibnitz Prize.

Detlef Lohse has been the Professor for Fluid Physics at the University of Twente in Enschede (NL) since 1998. His areas of research are closely connected with that of the Goettingen Max Planck Institute, , particularly with the Department of Hydrodynamics, Structure Formation and Biocomplexity, led by Director Professor Eberhard Bodenschatz. While the group around Professor Bodenschatz investigates thermally driven turbulence in experiments in the Göttingen Turbulence Facility, Professor Lohse’s Department delivers the theoretical foundations and numerical simulations for these experiments. In addition, Lohse and his colleagues carry out experiments on turbulent flow s between rotating cylinders.. Both the Twente and the Goettingen experiments led to the discovery of the so-called ‘ultimate turbulence regime’, which is physically very similar in these two different systems.

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