Publications (updated from database)

  • 2020

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

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

  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.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