Currently we investigate the mechanics of plant growth and the fluid dynamics enabling the slime mold Physarum polycephalum to adapt its network-like body to its environment. Our approach is primarily theoretical and closely interacting with experiments. On the theoretical side, we use analytical and numerical methods from mechanics, fluid dynamics, statistical physics and non-linear dynamics. On the experimental side, we have our own laboratory where we investigate the adaptation dynamics of Physarum polycephalum and enjoy collaborations around the world.

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