Publications (updated from database)

  • 2020

  • Kromer, Justus A and de la Cruz, Noelia and Friedrich, Benjamin M, "Chemokinetic Scattering, Trapping, and Avoidance of Active Brownian Particles" , In Physical Review Letters, APS, vol. 124, no. 11, pp. 118101, 2020. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • 2019

  • Lange, Steffen and Friedrich, Benjamin M, "Fertilization in the sea: sperm chemotaxis in physiological shear flows" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1912.09112, 2019. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Karschau, Jens and Scholich, Andre and Wise, Jonathan and Morales-Navarette, Hernán and Kalaidzidis, Yannis and Zerial, Marino and Friedrich, Benjamin M, "Resilience of three-dimensional sinusoidal networks in liver tissue" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1912.09929, 2019. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • 2017

  • Karschau, J. and Zimmerling, M. and Friedrich, B. M., "Renormalization group theory for percolation in time-varying networks" , In ArXiv e-prints, Jul 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Tomba, Caterina and Braini, Céline and Bugnicourt, Ghislain and Cohen, Floriane and Friedrich, Benjamin and Gov, Nir and Villard, Catherine, "Geometrical Determinants of Neuronal Actin Waves" , vol. 11, pp. 86, 03/2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Hidalgo, Daniel Aguilar and Werner, Steffen and Wartlick, Ortrud and González-Gaitán, Marcos and Friedrich, Benjamin and Julicher, Frank, "Dynamic gradient scaling as a critical point of growth control" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.02021, 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Karschau, Jens and Zimmerling, Marco and Friedrich, Benjamin M, "Renormalization group theory for percolation in time-varying networks" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1708.05704, 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Friedrich, Benjamin M, "The load response of shape-changing microswimmers scales with their energy efficiency" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.03597, 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Kromer, Justus A and Märcker, Steffen and Lange, Steffen and Baier, Christel and Friedrich, Benjamin M, "Optimal decision making for sperm chemotaxis in the presence of noise" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.04858, 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Gary S Klindt and Christian Ruloff and Christian Wagner and Benjamin M Friedrich, "In-phase and anti-phase flagellar synchronization by waveform compliance and basal coupling" , In New Journal of Physics, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 113052, 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Tom Stückemann and James Patrick Cleland and Steffen Werner and Hanh Thi-Kim Vu and Robert Bayersdorf and Shang-Yun Liu and Benjamin Friedrich and Frank Jülicher and Jochen Christian Rink, "Antagonistic Self-Organizing Patterning Systems Control Maintenance and Regeneration of the Anteroposterior Axis in Planarians" , In Developmental Cell, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 248 - 263.e4, 2017. [doi] [Bibtex & Downloads]

All Publications

Google scholar profile




Benjamin M. Friedrich: Chemotaxis of Sperm Cells, 2009

Steffen Werner: Growth and Scaling during Development and Regeneration, 2015

Gary S. Klindt: Hydrodynamics of Flagellar Swimming and Synchronization, 2017

Benjamin M. Friedrich: Nonlinear dynamics and fluctuations in biological systems, 2017 (Habilitation thesis)


Selected publications


Anton Solovev, Benjamin M. Friedrich: Lagrangian mechanics of active systems, preprint (submitted), 2020.


Justus A. Kromer, Noelia de la Cruz, Benjamin M. Friedrich: Chemokinetic scattering, trapping and avoidance of Active Brownian Particles. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2020


Justus A. Kromer, Steffen Märcker, Steffen Lange, Christel Baier, Benjamin M. Friedrich: Decision making improves sperm chemotaxis in the presence of noise, PLoS Comp. Biol., 2018


Jens Karschau, Marco Zimmerling, Benjamin M. Friedrich: Renormalization group theory for percolation in time-varying networks, Scientific Reports 8, 2018


Jan F. Jikeli*, Luis Alvarez*, Benjamin M. Friedrich*, Laurence G. Wilson*, Rene Pascal, Remy Colin, Magdalena Pichlo, Andreas Rennhack, Christoph Brenker, U. Benjamin Kaupp: Sperm navigation along helical paths in 3D chemoattractant landscapes, Nature Communications 6, 2015; *=equal contribution
(pdf, invited talk at "Omnipresent Cilium Conference": video)


S Werner, T Stuckemann, M Beiran Amigo, JC Rink, F Julicher, BM Friedrich: Scaling and regeneration of self-organized patterns, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 2015 (pdf) Selected as 'Editor's suggestion'


Ma, GS Klindt, I.-H. Riedel-Kruse, F Julicher, BM Friedrich: Active phase and amplitude fluctuations of flagellar beating. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 2014 (pdf)


VF Geyer, F Julicher, J Howard, BM Friedrich: Cell body rocking is a dominant mechanism of flagellar synchronization in a swimming alga. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110, 2013 (pdf)


BM Friedrich, F Julicher: Flagellar synchronization independent of hydrodynamic interactions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109,
2012 (pdf) Selected as 'Editor's suggestion', selected for a Viewpoint in Physics.

BM Friedrich, E Fischer-Friedrich, NS Gov, SA Safran: Sarcomeric pattern formation by actin cluster coalescence. PLoS Comp Biol 8(6), 2012 (pdf, download simulation code here)


BM Friedrich, IH Riedel-Kruse, J Howard, F Julicher: High-precision tracking of sperm swimming fine structure provides strong test of resistive force theory. J. exp. Biol. 213, 2010 (pdf) Selected for 'Inside JEB' article.


BM Friedrich, F Julicher: Steering chiral swimmers along noisy helical paths. Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 2009 (pdf)


BM Friedrich, F Julicher: Chemotaxis of sperm cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104, 2007 (pdf) Highlighted in Nature Physics.


Popular articles in German

'Schlagkräftiger Mikroantrieb' popular article on dynamics of cilia and flagella in Physik-Journal 12/2017
(c) Wiley-VCH Verlag

Popular article on flagellar synchronization [German]

Popular article on flagellar swimming and steering [German]

Youtube video of synchronizing metronomes