A warm welcome to the inclined reader!

Nonlinearities represent a crucial ingredient for the description nature. That is due to the fact that they capture fundamentally important features, such as interactions between parts of the system or feedback. Nonlinear physics underlies a range of the most basic and therefore fundamentally important systems, including the heart-beat, the brain, the emergence of complexity and patterns in biology and ecology. Our group works on nonlinear systems that are extended and with that can give rise to waves. Our reseach is primarily focused on -- but not limited to -- nonlinear waves that occur in optical systems or systems that are optical driven, such as atomic ensembles. An overview of our research can be found in the figure, further details can be found at research projects.