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Prof. Dr. Raphael Wittkowski
Prof. Dr. Raphael Wittkowski
Emmy Noether Research Group Leader

Institut für Theoretische Physik
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Center for Soft Nanoscience
Etage 2, Raum 120.024
Busso-Peus-Straße 10
D-48149 Münster

Telephone: +49 (0)251 83 34529
Email: raphael.wittkowski(at)

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Research (Details)

  • Statistical physics
  • Active matter physics
  • Soft matter physics
  • Biophysics
  • Analytical modeling (Theoretical physics)
  • Computer simulations (Computational physics)

Five selected publications (more)

  1. M. te Vrugt, J. Bickmann and R. Wittkowski,
    Effects of social distancing and isolation on epidemic spreading modeled via dynamical density functional theory,
    Nature Communications 11, 5576 (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19024-0 (Link)
  2. R. Wittkowski, A. Tiribocchi, J. Stenhammar, R. J. Allen, D. Marenduzzo and M. E. Cates,
    Scalar ϕ4 field theory for active-particle phase separation,
    Nature Communications 5, 4351 (2014). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5351 (Link)
  3. B. ten Hagen, F. Kümmel, R. Wittkowski, D. Takagi, H. Löwen and C. Bechinger,
    Gravitaxis of asymmetric self-propelled colloidal particles,
    Nature Communications 5, 4829 (2014). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5829 (Link)
  4. J. Stenhammar, R. Wittkowski, D. Marenduzzo and M. E. Cates,
    Light-induced self-assembly of active rectification devices,
    Science Advances 2, e1501850 (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501850 (Link)
  5. M. te Vrugt, H. Löwen and R. Wittkowski,
    Classical dynamical density functional theory: from fundamentals to applications,
    Advances in Physics 69, 121-247 (2020). DOI: 10.1080/00018732.2020.1854965 (Link)

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