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Ben Klünder

German

Curriculum Vitae

since 2008

PhD candidate in the group of Prof. Erwin Frey, LMU Munich

2005 - 2006

Studies of Physics at Loughborough University, England

2002 - 2007

Diploma in Physics at Universität Duisburg-Essen

Title of Diploma thesis in the group of Robert Graham, Universität Duisburg-Essen: "Superfluid Properties of Disordered Bosons"

 

Scholarships

since 2008

Scholarship of the IDK-NBT (Elitenetwork of Bavaria)

Present Research

My PhD thesis focuses on the molecular mechanisms of developmental processes in microscopic biological systems. In my recent project we aim to identify the fundamental mechanisms of cell polarization which allow cells to define a unique symmetry axis for cellular processes such as cell division. To this end, we consider yeast as one of the best studied model systems in biology and study how changes of molecular details affect the properties of cell polarity. The project takes place together with the group of Roland Wedlich-Söldner from the MPI of Biochemistry in Martinsried and allows us to compare our model predictions with experiments.

Publications

B. Klünder and A. Pelster:
"Systematic semiclassical expansion for harmonically trapped ideal Bose gases"
Eur. Phys. J. B 68, 457-465 (2009)

B. Klünder, A. Pelster, and R. Graham:
“Critical Temperature of Dirty Bosons”
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference: Path Integrals -- New Trends and Perspectives, World Scientific, 421 (2008)