Publications (updated from database)

  • 2017

  • J. Karschau, M. Zimmerling, B. M. Friedrich, "Renormalization group theory for percolation in time-varying networks" , In ArXiv e-prints, Jul 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Caterina Tomba, Céline Braini, Ghislain Bugnicourt, Floriane Cohen, Benjamin Friedrich, Nir Gov, Catherine Villard, "Geometrical Determinants of Neuronal Actin Waves" , vol. 11, pp. 86, 03/2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Tom Stückemann, James Patrick Cleland, Steffen Werner, Hanh Thi-Kim Vu, Robert Bayersdorf, Shang-Yun Liu, Benjamin Friedrich, Frank Jülicher, 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, 2017. [doi] [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Gary S Klindt, Christian Ruloff, Christian Wagner, 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]
  • Justus A Kromer, Steffen Märcker, Steffen Lange, Christel Baier, Benjamin M Friedrich, "Optimal decision making for sperm chemotaxis in the presence of noise" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.04858, 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Daniel Aguilar Hidalgo, Steffen Werner, Ortrud Wartlick, Marcos González-Gaitán, Benjamin Friedrich, Frank Julicher, "Dynamic gradient scaling as a critical point of growth control" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.02021, 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Benjamin M Friedrich, "The load response of shape-changing microswimmers scales with their energy efficiency" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.03597, 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Jens Karschau, Marco Zimmerling, Benjamin M Friedrich, "Renormalization group theory for percolation in time-varying networks" , In arXiv preprint arXiv:1708.05704, 2017. [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • 2016

  • Gary S. Klindt, Christian Ruloff, Christian Wagner, Benjamin M. Friedrich, "Load Response of the Flagellar Beat" , In Phys. Rev. Lett., American Physical Society, vol. 117, pp. 258101, Dec 2016. [doi] [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Veikko F. Geyer, Pablo Sartori, Benjamin M. Friedrich, Frank Jülicher, Jonathon Howard, "Independent control of the static and dynamic components of the Chlamydomonas flagellar beat" , In Curr. Biol., vol. 26, pp. 1098–1103, 2016. [doi] [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • B M Friedrich, "Hydrodynamic synchronization of flagellar oscillators" , In Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics, vol. 225, pp. 2353–2368, 2016. [doi] [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • G. S. Klindt, Ruloff C., Wagner C., B. M. Friedrich, "The load-response of the flagellar beat" , In Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. in press, 2016. [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

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 article on flagellar synchronization [German]

Popular article on flagellar swimming and steering [German]

Youtube video of synchronizing metronomes