With the international symposium "From Pattern Formation to Turbulence" we want to bring together scientists from the fields of turbulence and pattern formation research. The studied subjects here include physical, geo- and astro-physical, chemical and biological systems. The main purpose of the meeting is to provide an environment to promote intensive exchange of knowledge and ideas from various fields related to pattern formation at different scales. The anticipated outcome of the symposium is the establishment of new research directions and collaborations in the investigation of the complex spatio-temporal dynamics of different systems, mainly in condensed matter physics and biology.

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Organising Committee

Gabriel Amselem
Carsten Beta
Karen Daniels
Alain Pumir
Olga Shishkina
Stephan Weiss
Haitao Xu

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Kloster Banz
96231 Bad Staffelstein
Bavaria, Germany

Shuttle service on Sunday (16 June, 5.30pm to 10pm) between Lichtenfels station and Kloster Banz!

by plane:
+ best airport: Frankfurt (FRA) or Munich (MUC) (4h by train from both stations "FRA Frankfurt Airport" or "Munich Airport T")
+ nearest (small) airport: Nuremberg (NUE) (90min by train from station "Nuremberg Airport")

by train:
+ go to bahn.com to find your train connection to station "Bad Staffelstein" or "Lichtenfels" (ICE), from there by taxi (approx. 15 to 20 EUR)

by car:
+ from Nürnberg: on A73 (go north), take exit 14 Bad Staffelstein-Kurzentrum, follow the signs "Kloster Banz"
+ from Erfurt: on A73 (go south), take exit 12 Lichtenfels-Nord, follow the signs "Kloster Banz"

+ Station Bad Staffelstein, 4km, about 5min
+ Station Lichtenfels, 7km, about 10min

GPS-Coordinates: 50°08'02" N / 11°00'02" E

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Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization


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Video by Olga Shishkina: Instantaneous temperature isosurfaces in a turbulent Rayleigh–Bénard flow.