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Postal address:

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
PO Box 3148
55021 Mainz
Germany

Communications:

Phone: (+49) (0)6131 379 246
Fax: (+49) (0)6131 379 340
E-mail: pleiner@mpip-mainz.mpg.de
Web: http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/~pleiner/

Where to find me:

MPI für Polymerforschung picture[155 kB][1.3 MB]
Room 2.406
Ackermannweg 10 (south-west end of university campus)
55128 Mainz

Access:

by plane:
At Frankfurt airport (Frankfurt Rhein-Main) there are now 2 railway stations (arriving by train). Trains to Mainz Hbf leave, either at the older regional (local) station in the basement ("level -1") of Terminal 1 (area "S"), or at the newer long-distance station, AirRail Terminal or area "T" (map). There is a direct access from Terminal 1 (Hall A, B, C) to the AirRail Terminal (level 3). From Terminal 2 (Hall D and E) both stations are reached via Terminal 1 (using Sky Line) or directly by a free shuttle bus. There is a Deutsche Bahn ("DB") counter at the ground level of Terminal 1 and at the top of the long-distance station, and a travel agency ("Reisebüro") at the arrival level of Hall B.
From the regional station direct local trains (RE and S-Bahn "S8" [ not "S9" *] with final destination Wiesbaden) frequently leave from track 3 for Mainz Hbf, which is reached in 20-27 minutes. You have to buy in advance a Verkehrsverbund ticket (at "RMV" vending machines) for € 4.25 (the code number for Mainz is 6500; don't take connections via Frankfurt Hbf). This ticket is good also for the local bus within Mainz. There is no possibility to buy tickets inside such trains and not having a valid ticket carries a € 40 fine. A detailled instruction on how to buy such a ticket can be found here.
[* S9 does not go to Mainz Hbf. If you have inadvertently entered such a train you can change trains (for Mainz Hbf) at "Rüsselsheim" or "Mainz-Bischofsheim" or you stay on until "Mainz-Kastel". Here, in front of that station (on the other side of the street) you can take a bus Nº 54, 55 or 68 - see below.]
From the long-distance station (track 6 and 7) non-stop IC-/EC-/ICE- trains take you to Mainz Hbf in 16-19 minutes. The regular fare for ICE and IC/EC trains is € 13.00 and € 9.00, respectively, with appropriate reductions, if you hold a Bahncard. Tickets can be bought at "DB" vending machines and counters, or in the train at some additional charge. However, there is generally only one train per hour heading for Mainz Hbf (usually leaving 58 minutes past the hour, cf. timetable).

Note, there is another international airport, Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN), which is situated in the Hunsrück some 70 km west of Mainz. Between Mainz Hbf and that airport there are several direct bus connections (Rhein-Nahe Bus, Bohr); the travel time is 70 min, the fare is 13.00 € (bus platform N in Mainz and bus stop 1 at Hahn airport). For alternative travel possibilities see bus destinations.

by train:
Your destination is Mainz Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) - see maps for the long distance and regional train connections. Inquire train schedules at DB Query Page

by long distance bus:
Recently, a (growing) net of long-distance bus connections has been established. Inquire schedules at Busverbindungen (in German). The long-distance bus stop is at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring, close to Mainz Hauptbahnhof.

by local bus:
Leaving the Central Railway Station (Hbf) by the front exit turn to the right and you will find the bus departure platform F. There you can use the campus circle line, Nº 69 ("Fachhochschule ü. Uni-Campus"), runnung from the railway station to the university campus (map) and back. The nearest stop for the MPI-P is "Duesbergweg". This bus runs somewhat less frequently during the university reccess (timetable 69). From the bus departure platform G you can also take the bus Nº 68 (destination Klein-Winternheim), that brings you to "Ackermannweg". The regular ticket is € 2.60, which can be bought from the bus driver or from the vending machine. The latter also offers a bundle of 5 single tickets ("Sammelkarte Mainz/Wiesbaden") for € 10.00. Alternatively there are all-day tickets (€ 6.10 for 1 and € 9.15 for up to 5 persons). The tickets are valid in the whole Mainz/Wiesbaden area. If you arrive with an RMV or RNN Verkehrsverbund ticket, no extra bus ticket is necessary; if you carry a long distance DB ticket with the addition 'Mainz+City', you are entitled to use a bus within Mainz to your final destination.
Leaving the Central Railway Station (Hbf) by the west exit walk 100 m slightly uphill to the bus/tram station Hauptbahnhof West. There, all buses to the University and the MPI-P can be entered including buses #75 (destination Schwabenheim) and #650 (destination Sprendlingen) stopping at Ackermannweg.
You can save some money by using buses Nº 54, 55, and 58 (destination Lerchenberg, Finthen, and Wackernheim, respectively) up to "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg", where a "Kurzstreckenfahrschein" for € 1.60 is sufficient. However, you have to walk across the university campus for about 10 minutes.

by car:
Leave Autobahn A60 (regional map [71 kB]) either at exit Mainz-Finthen / Saarstraße or Mainz-Lerchenberg (local map [86 kB]) with direction "Innenstadt" (downtown), then follow "Universität" and "MPI-Polymerforschung" signs into Ackermannweg and turn left for the parking lot - see parking map. For GPS-guided navigation the coordinates are 49.98932 (north) and 8.23006 (east).

by taxi:
The fare from Mainz Hauptbahnhof is approximately € 12. Make sure that the taxi-driver brings you to the "Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung", which is just outside the university campus, and not to the "Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie" (which is accessed via the university gate). Close to the Staudinger Lecture Hall there is a special area at Ackermannweg for taxi pick-up or drop-off (see parking map).

Research:

science For complex fluids (e.g. condensed systems with broken symmetries and/or additional internal slowly relaxing degrees of freedom) a phenomenological, macroscopic description for the long-time and large-scale dynamics is derived using general symmetry and invariance principles as well as basic thermodynamic laws. Due to their internal structure novel crosscouplings and unusual effects in external fields or near phase transitions are found. The macroscopic dynamic equations are used to investigate instabilities and pattern formation, defects and their motion, and surface dynamics. Among the systems and topics investigated more recently are banana and tetrahedral liquid crystal phases, Lehmann effects, active polar and non-polar fluids, magnetic and liquid crystalline elastomers, magnetic and colloidal fluids, Rosensweig instability, Marangoni and Soret effects, non-Newtonian hydrodynamics, thermal and magnetic convection, localized dissipative structures, solitons, breathers, and chaotic structures.

===== > for details and papers see the scientific project page

===== > 24th International Liquid Crystal Conference 2012, in Mainz

===== > Nonlinear Response and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Anisotropic Systems 2012, in Mainz (Japanese - German Satellite Meeting of ILCC2012 within the JSPS core-to-core program)

===== > Minisymposium on the occasion of my official retirement: Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Physics 2013, in Mainz



-- MPIP Research 2009 [5.3 MB]

Vita:

person
Harald Pleiner got his Physik Diploma at the University Stuttgart in 1974 with a diploma thesis on the role of nonlinear fluctuations at the Bénard instability. He finished his doctoral thesis on the hydrodynamics of the superfluid phases of ³He in 1977 at the University Essen (with R. Graham). Habilitation in theoretical physics was granted by the University Essen in 1983 for work on broken symmetries and hydrodynamics of liquid crystals. As a Heisenberg fellow he went abroad for several years staying at the Lab. Physique des Solides, Orsay (M. Kleman), Dept. of Physics, CU Boulder (N.A. Clark), and ITP and Materials Dept., UC Santa Barbara (P.A. Pincus ). In Germany he worked as a substitute professor for theoretical physics teaching at the Universities Essen and Augsburg. In 1992 he was appointed apl. Professor by the University Essen. He joined the new Theory Group (K. Kremer) at the MPI for Polymer Research in 1995 as a senior scientific staff member. He retired officially on May 31, 2013.

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this page in Swabian (my mother tongue)

-- preprints of the theory group
-- privat /private
-- Instabilities and Active Matter, Banana and Tetrahedral Phases, Rheology, LCP/Es, Surface Waves, General Mesophases, Ferrofluids
-- Bibliothek
-- phone list (internal)
-- webmail (internal)
-- Seminare Uni Mainz
-- Seminare MPI-P Mainz
-- Phys. Kolloquium Mainz
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