Membranes are highly inhomogeneous. They consist of a fluid lipid bilayer in which
many other molecules such as proteins are inserted. This very complex system can
be simplified by using mathematical-physical methods to gain knowledge about general features.
These methods are based on differential geometry, an area
of mathematics concerning the differential calculus (i. e. integration and derivation) of
general geometries (like for example a sphere). The membrane is modeled as a 2-dimensional surface
that can be characterized by means of its curvatures.
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Research page. On the other pages you can find a short
CV as well as my Publications and