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  • Luca Anthony Thiede and Ulrich Parlitz.
    Gradient based hyperparameter optimization in Echo State Networks
    Neural Networks 115 (2019) 23–29, DOI: 10.1016/j.neunet.2019.02.001
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  • Pablo Amil, Laura González, Elena Arrondo, Cecilia Salinas, J. L. Guell, Cristina Masoller, and Ulrich Parlitz.
    Unsupervised feature extraction of anterior chamber OCT images for ordering and classification.
    Scientific Reports 9, Article number: 1157 (2019), DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-38136-8


  • Susanne F. Schlick, Florian Spreckelsen, Malte Tiburcy, Lavanya M. Iyer, Tim Meyer, Laura C. Zelarayan, Stefan Luther, Ulrich Parlitz, Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann and Florian Rehfeldt,
    Agonistic and antagonistic roles of fibroblasts and cardiomyocytes on viscoelastic stiffening of engineered human myocardium,
    Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, (2018) ISSN 0079-6107, DOI: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2018.11.011
  • Sebastian Herzog, Florentin Wörgötter and Ulrich Parlitz,
    Data-Driven Modeling and Prediction of Complex Spatio-Temporal Dynamics in Excitable Media,
    Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics 4, 60 (2018), DOI: 10.3389/fams.2018.00060
  • Jan Christoph and Stefan Luther,
    Marker-free Tracking for Motion Artifact Compensation and Deformation Measurements in Optical Mapping Videos of Contracting Hearts,
    Front. Physiol. (2018), DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01483
  • Belal A. Mohamed, Nico Hartmann, Petros Tirilomis, Karolina Sekeres, Wener Li, Stefan Neef, Claudia Richter, Elisabeth M. Zeisberg, Lars Kattner, Michael Didié, Kaomei Guan, Jan D. Schmitto, Stephan E. Lehnart, Stefan Luther, Niels Voigt, Tim Seidler, Samuel Sossalla, Gerd Hasenfuss and Karl Toischer
    Sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium leak contributes to arrhythmia but not to heart failure progression
    Science Translational Medicine 10(458) eaan0724 (2018), DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aan0724
  • Thomas Lilienkamp and Ulrich Parlitz
    Scaling behavior of the terminal transient phase
    Phys. Rev. E 98, 022215 (2018), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.98.022215
  • F. Hegedűs, W. Lauterborn, U. Parlitz, and R. Mettin,
    Non-feedback technique to directly control multistability in nonlinear oscillators by dual-frequency driving
    Nonlinear Dyn. (2018), online-first, DOI: 10.1007/s11071-018-4358-z
  • A. Schlemmer, S. Berg, T. Lilienkamp, S. Luther, and U. Parlitz,
    Spatiotemporal Permutation Entropy as a Measure for Complexity of Cardiac Arrhythmia
    Front. Phys. 6, 39 (2018), DOI: 10.3389/fphy.2018.00039
  • R.S. Zimmermann and U. Parlitz,
    Observing spatio-temporal dynamics of excitable media using reservoir computing
    Chaos 28, 043118 (2018), DOI:10.1063/1.5022276
  • T. Lilienkamp and U. Parlitz,
    Terminal Transient Phase of Chaotic Transients,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 094101 (2018), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.094101
  • J. Christoph, M. Chebbok, C. Richter, J. Schröder-Schetelig, P. Bittihn, S. Stein, I. Uzelac, G. Hasenfuß, F. Fenton, R. Gilmour Jr., and S. Luther,
    Electromechanical Vortex Filaments during Cardiac Fibrillation,
    Nature, Vol. 555, p. 667-672 (2018), DOI: 10.1038/nature26001
  • F.R. Pinheiro, P.J. van Leeuwen, and U. Parlitz,
    An ensemble framework for time delay synchronization,
    Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 144: 305–316, (2018), First published: 13 November 2017, DOI: 10.1002/qj.3204


  • V.I. Krinsky, V.N. Biktashev, N.F. Otani, S. Luther
    Vortices Termination in the Cardiac Muscle
    In: Aranson I., Pikovsky A., Rulkov N., Tsimring L. (eds) Advances in Dynamics, Patterns, Cognition. Nonlinear Systems and Complexity, vol 20. Springer, Cham (2017), DOI:
  • S. Han, N.F. Otani, V. Krinski and S. Luther,
    A new defibrillation mechanism: Termination of reentrant waves by propagating action potentials induced by nearby heterogeneities,
    2016 Computing in Cardiology Conference (CinC), Vancouver, BC, 2016, pp. 1077-1080, DOI: 10.23919/CIC.2016.7868933.
  • D. Hornung, V.N. Biktashev, N.F. Otani, T.K. Shajahan, T. Baig, S. Berg, S. Han, V.I. Krinsky, S. Luther
    Mechanisms of vortices termination in the cardiac muscle
    R. Soc. open sci. 2017 4 170024, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170024, Published 15 March 2017.
  • Y.C. Ji, I. Uzelac, N. Otani, S. Luther, R.F. Gilmour Jr., E.M. Cherry, F.H. Fenton
    Synchronization as a mechanism for low-energy anti-fibrillation pacing
    Heart Rhythm , Volume 14 , Issue 8 , 1254 - 1262, DOI:
  • I. Uzelac, Ji Yanyan C., D. Hornung, J. Schröder-Schetelig, S. Luther, R. Gray, E. Cherry, F. Fenton.
    Simultaneous Quantification of Spatially Discordant Alternans in Voltage and Intracellular Calcium in Langendorff-Perfused Rabbit Hearts and Inconsistencies with Models of Cardiac Action Potentials and Ca Transients,
    Frontiers in Physiology 8, 819 (2017),
  • A. Mayer, P. Bittihn, S. Luther,
    Complex restitution behavior and reentryin a cardiac tissue model for neonatal mice,
    Physiological Reports 5,e13449 (2017),
  • A. Witt, F. Ehlers and S. Luther,
    Extremes of fractional noises: A model for the timings of arrhythmic heart beats in post-infarction patients,
    Chaos 27(9), 093942 (2017),
  • P. Bittihn, S. Berg, U. Parlitz and S. Luther,
    Emergent dynamics of spatio-temporal chaos in a heterogeneous excitable medium,
    Chaos 27(9), 093931 (2017),
  • E.M. Cherry, F.H. Fenton, T. Krogh-Madsen, S. Luther and U. Parlitz,
    Introduction to Focus Issue: Complex Cardiac Dynamics,
    Chaos 27, 093701 (2017),
  • J. Christoph, J. Schröder-Schetelig, and S. Luther,
    Electromechanical Optical Mapping,
    Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology,
  • S. Stein, S. Luther and U. Parlitz,
    Impact of viscoelastic coupling on the synchronization of symmetric and asymmetric self-sustained oscillators
    New Journal of Physics 19, 079601 (2017), DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/aa6d4a
  • J.-D. Nicolas, M. Bernhardt, M. Krenkel, C. Richter, S. Luther, and T. Salditt
    Combined scanning X-ray diffraction and holographic imaging of cardiomyocytes
    J. Appl. Crystallogr. (2017), 50, no. 2, 612–620,
  • E. Boccia, S. Luther and U. Parlitz
    Modelling far field pacing for terminating spiral waves pinned toischaemic heterogeneities in cardiac tissue
    Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 375, 20160289 (2017),
  • J. Nitzbon, J. Heitzig and U. Parlitz
    Sustainability, collapse and oscillations in a simple World-Earth model
    Environ. Res. Lett. 12, 074020 (2017),
  • A. Schlemmer, T. Baig, S. Luther and U. Parlitz
    Detection and characterization of intermittent complexity variations incardiac arrhythmia
    Physiol. Meas. 38, 1561–1575 (2017),
  • T. Lilienkamp, J. Christoph and U. Parlitz
    Features of Chaotic Transients in Excitable Media Governed by Spiral and Scroll Waves
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 054101 (2017),
  • E. Boccia, U. Parlitz and S. Luther
    Spontaneous termination of reentrant activity under myocardial acute ischemia: Role of cellular conductivity and its relation to ischemic heterogeneities
    Commun Nonlinear Sci Numer Simulat 48 (2017) 115-122, DOI: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2016.12.014


  • T.K. Shajahan, S. Berg, S. Luther, V. Krinski, P. Bittihn,
    Scanning and resetting the phase of a pinned spiral wave using periodic far field pulses,
    New Journal of Physics 18 (4), 043012 (2016), DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/4/043012
  • J. Schumann-Bischoff, S. Luther, and U. Parlitz
    Estimability and dependency analysis of model parameters based on delay coordinates
    Phys. Rev. E 94, 032221 (2016) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.94.032221
  • U. Parlitz,
    "Estimating Lyapunov Exponents from Time Series",
    in "Chaos Detection and Predictability", Editors: C. H. Skokos, G. A. Gottwald, J. Laskar, Lecture Notes in Physics 915, 1-34 (2016), doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-48410-4_1
  • S. Otte, S. Berg, S. Luther and U. Parlitz,
    Bifurcations, chaos, and sensitivity to parameter variations in the Sato cardiac cell model,
    Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Volume 37, August 2016, Pages 265-281, doi: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2016.01.014, Available online 28 January 2016.


  • A. Schlemmer, S. Berg, TK Shajahan, S. Luther, U. Parlitz,
    Quantifying Spatiotemporal Complexity of Cardiac Dynamics using Ordinal Patterns,
    37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015, doi: 
  • F. Spreckelsen, D. Hornung, O. Steinbock, U. Parlitz, and S. Luther, 
    Stabilization of three-dimensional scroll waves and suppression of spatiotemporal chaos by 
    Phys. Rev. E 92, 042920 (2015)
  • T. Zagliaa, N. Piancaa, G. Borilea, F. Da Broib, C. Richter, M. Campionea, S.E. Lehnarte, S. Luther, D. Corrado, L. Miquerol, and M. Mongillo,
    determination of the myocardial requirements for extrasystoles by cell-type specific targeting of Channelrhodopsin-2,
    PNAS 112, E4495–E4504 (2015)
  • M.-L. Chang Liao, T.P. de Boer, H. Mutoh, N. Raad, C. Richter, E. Wagner, B.R. Downie, B. Unsöld, I. Arooj, K. Streckfuss-Bömeke, S. Döker, S. Luther, K. Guan, S. Wagner, S.E. Lehnart, L.S. Maier, W. Stühmer, E. Wettwer, T. van Veen, M.M. Morlock, T. Knöpfel, and W.-H. Zimmermann,
    Sensing Cardiac Electrical Activity with a Cardiomyocyte Targeted Optogenetic Voltage Indicator,
    Circ. Res. 117, 401-412 (2015)
  • J. Rother, C. Richter, L. Turco, F. Knoch, I. Mey, S. Luther, A. Janshoff, E. Bodenschatz, M. Tarantola,
    Crosstalk of
     cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts in co-cultures, 
    Open Biol. 5, 150038 (2015), 
  • V. Englisch, U. Parlitz, and W. Lauterborn
    Comparison of winding-number sequences for symmetric and asymmetric oscillatory systems
    Phys. Rev. E 92, 022907 (2015); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.022907
  • J. Schumann-Bischoff, U. Parlitz, H.D.I. Abarbanel, M. Kostuk, D. Rey, M. Eldridge, S. Luther
    Basin structure of optimization based state and parameter estimation
    Chaos 25, 053108 (2015); doi: 10.1063/1.4920942
  • A. Schlemmer, S. Berg, T.K. Shajahan, S. Luther, U. Parlitz,
    Entropy rate maps of complex excitable dynamics in cardiac monolayers,
    Entropy 17, 950-967 (2015); doi: 10.3390/e17030950
  • A. Schlemmer, U. Parlitz, S. Luther, N. Wessel, T. Penzel,
    Changes of sleep-stage transitions due to ageing and sleep disorder,
    Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 373(2034), 20140093 (2015), doi: 10.1098/rsta.2014.0093


  • D. Rey, M. Eldridge, U. Morone, H.D.I. Abarbanel, U. Parlitz, J. Schumann-Bischoff,
    Using waveform information in nonlinear data assimilation,
    Phys. Rev. E 90, 062916 (2014), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.90.062916
  • M. Dura, J. Schröder-Schetelig, S. Luther, S.E. Lehnart,
    Toward panoramic in situ mapping of action potential propagation in transgenic hearts to investigate initiation and therapeutic control of arrhythmias,
    Frontiers in Physiology 5:337, 2014, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00337
  • U. Parlitz, S. Luther,
    Detecting synchronization and interrelations in multivariate time series,
    8th Conference of the ESGCO, 2014, doi: 10.1109/ESGCO.2014.6847573.
  • T.K. Shajahan, V.I. Krinski, S. Knyazeva, S. Luther,
    Eliminating pinned spiral waves in cardiac monolayer by far field pacing,
    8th Conference of the ESGCO, 2014, doi: 10.1109/ESGCO.2014.6847564.
  • A. Schlemmer, H. Zwirnmann, M. Zabel, U. Parlitz, S. Luther,
    Evaluation of machine learning methods for the long-term prediction of cardiac diseases,
    8th Conference of the ESGCO, 2014, doi: 10.1109/ESGCO.2014.6847567.
  • U. Parlitz, J. Schumann-Bischoff, S. Luther,
    Quantifying uncertainty in state and parameter estimation,
    Phys. Rev. E 89, 050902(R) (2014), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.89.050902.
  • U. Parlitz, J. Schumann-Bischoff, S. Luther,
    Local observability of state variables and parameters in nonlinear modeling quantified by delay reconstruction,
    Chaos 24, 024411 (2014), doi: 10.1063/1.4884344.
  • D. Rey, M. Eldridge, M. Kostuk, H. Abarbanel, J. Schumann-Bischoff, U. Parlitz,
    Accurate state and parameter estimation in nonlinear systems with sparse observations,
    Physics Letters A 378(11–12), 869–873 (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.physleta.2014.01.027
  • S. Filippi, A. Gizzi, C. Cherubini, S. Luther, F.H. Fenton,
    Mechanistic insights into hypothermic ventricular fibrillation: the role of temperature and tissue size, 
    Europace 16, 424-34 (2014).


  • U. Parlitz, H. Suetani, S. Luther,
    Identification of equivalent dynamics using ordinal pattern distributions,
    The European Physical Journal Special Topics 222(2) 553-568 (2013), doi: 10.1140/epjst/e2013-01859-2
  • J. Schumann-Bischoff, S. Luther, U. Parlitz,
    Nonlinear system identification employing automatic differentiation,
    Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 18(10) 2733–2742 (2013), doi: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2013.02.017
  • A. Gizzi, E. Cherry, R.F. Gilmour, S. Luther, S. Filippi and F.H. Fenton,
    Effects of pacing site and stimulation history on alternans dynamics and the development of complex spatiotemporal patterns in cardiac tissue,
    Frontiers in Physiology 4(71), doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00071
  • P. Manoonpong, U. Parlitz, F. Wörgötter,
    Neural Control and Adaptive Neural Forward Models for Insect-like, Energy-Efficient, and Adaptable Locomotion of Walking Machines,
    Frontiers in Neural Circuits 7(12), published online 13. Feb. 2013, doi: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00012


  • M.S. Baptista, R.M. Rubinger, E.R. Viana, J.C. Sartorelli, U. Parlitz, C. Grebogi,
    Mutual Information Rate and Bounds for It,
    PLoS ONE 7(10): e46745 (2012), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046745
  • H. Suetani, K. Soejima, R. Matsuoka, U. Parlitz, and H. Hata,
    Manifold learning approach for chaos in the dripping faucet,
    Phys. Rev. E 86, 036209 (2012).
  • P. Bittihn, Marcel Hoerning, and S. Luther,
    Negative curvature boundaries as wave emitting sites for the control of biological excitable media,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 118106 (2012).
  • E. Wagner, M. Lauterbach, T. Kohl, V. Westphal, G.S.B. Williams, J.H. Steinbrecher, J.H. Streich, B. Korff, H.-T.M. Tuan, B. Hagen, S. Luther, G. Hasenfuss, U. Parlitz, M.S. Jafri, S.W. Hell, W.J. Lederer and S.E. Lehnart,
    Stimulated Emission Depletion Live-Cell Super-Resolution Imaging Shows Proliferative Remodeling of T-Tubule Membrane Structures After Myocardial Infarction,
    Circulation Research 111: 402-414 (2012), doi: 10.1161/​CIRCRESAHA.112.274530
  • U. Parlitz,
    Detecting generalized synchronization,
    Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, IEICE 3(2) 113-127 (2012), doi: 10.1587/nolta.3.113
  • P.V. Kuptsov and U. Parlitz,
    Theory and Computation of Covariant Lyapunov Vectors,
    Journal of Nonlinear Science, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 727-762, doi: 10.1007/s00332-012-9126-5
  • A. Többens, R. Mettin, and U. Parlitz,
    Dynamics of a driven oscillator carrying a freely sliding mass,
    International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 22, No. 6 (2012) 1250132.
  • U. Parlitz, S. Berg, S. Luther, A. Schirdewan, J. Kurths, N. Wessel, Classifying Cardiac Biosignals using Ordinal Pattern Statistics and Symbolic Dynamics, Computers in Biology and Medicine 42(3), 319–327 (2012), doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2011.03.017, Available online 20 April 2011.


  • J. Schumann-Bischoff, U. Parlitz, State and parameter estimation using unconstrained optimization, Phys. Rev. E 84, 056214 (2011)
  • D. Yu and U. Parlitz, Inferring Network Connectivity by Delayed Feedback Control, PLoS ONE 6(9), e24333 (2011)
  • S. Luther*, F.H. Fenton*, B.G. Kornreich, A. Squires, P. Bittihn, D. Hornung, M. Zabel, J. Flanders, A. Gladuli, L. Campoy, E.M. Cherry, G. Luther, G. Hasenfuss, V.I. Krinsky, A. Pumir, R.F. Gilmour Jr., and E. Bodenschatz, Low-energy control of electrical turbulence in the heart, Nature 475, 235-239 (2011). * Both authors have contributed equally.
  • S. Petitprez, A.-F. Zmoos, J. Ogrodnik, E. Balse, N. Raad, S. El-Haou, M. Albesa, P. Bittihn, S. Luther, S.E. Lehnart, S.N. Hatem, A. Coulombe and H. Abriel, SAP97 and Dystrophin Macromolecular Complexes Determine Two Pools of Cardiac Sodium Channels Nav1.5 in Cardiomyocytes, Circ. Research 108, 294-304 (2011)
  • P. Koch, T. Kurz, U.Parlitz, W. Lauterborn, Bubble dynamics in a standing sound field: The bubble habitat, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130, 3370 (2011).
  • S. Berg, S. Luther, and U. Parlitz, Synchronization based system identification of extended excitable systems, Chaos 21, 033104 (2011)
  • U. Parlitz, A. Schlemmer, S. Luther, Synchronization patterns in transient spiral wave dynamics, Phys. Rev. E 83, 057201 (2011),  doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.83.057201
  • T.H. van den Berg, W.D. Wormgoor, S. Luther, and D. Lohse, Phase-Sensitive Constant Temperature Anemometry. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 296, 230–237 (2011).


  • N.F. Otani, S. Luther, R. Singh and R.F. Gilmour, Transmural Ultrasound-based Visualization of Patterns of Action Potential Wave Propagation in Cardiac Tissue, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 38, 3112-3123 (2010)
  • P. Bittihn, A. Squires, G. Luther, E. Bodenschatz, V. Krinsky, U. Parlitz, and S. Luther, Phase-resolved analysis of the susceptibility of pinned spiral waves to far-field pacing in a two-dimensional model of excitable media, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 368, 2221-2236 (2010).
  • A. Pumir, S. Sinha, S. Sridhar, M. Argentina, M. Hörning, S. Filippi, C. Cherubini, S. Luther, and V. Krinsky, Wave-train-induced termination of weakly anchored vortices in excitable media, Phys. Rev. E 81, 010901(R) (2010).
  • A. Behrend, P. Bittihn, S. Luther, Predicting unpinning success rates for a pinned spiral in an excitable medium, Computing in Cardiology 37, 345-348 (2010).


  • F.H. Fenton*, S. Luther*, E.M. Cherry, N.F. Otani, V. Krinsky, A. Pumir, E. Bodenschatz, and R.F. Gilmour, Jr., Termination of Atrial Fibrillation Using Pulsed Low-Energy Far-Field Stimulation, Circulation 120 467-476 (2009).
    * Both authors have contributed equally.
  • N.F. Otani, R. Singh, F.H. Fenton, J. Butcher, D.W. Infanger, A. Neumann, S. Luther, R.F. Gilmour, Use of ultrasound imaging to map propagating action potential waves in the heart, Computers in Cardiology 36, 617-620 (2009).


  • P. Bittihn, G. Luther, E. Bodenschatz, V. Krinsky, U. Parlitz and S. Luther, Far field pacing supersedes anti-tachycardia pacing in a generic model of excitable media, New J. Phys. 10, 103012 (2008).
  • N.F. Otani, A. Mo, S. Mannava, F.H. Fenton, E.M. Cherry, S. Luther, and R.F. Gilmour, Jr., Characterization of multiple spiral wave dynamics as a stochastic predator-prey system, Phys. Rev. E. 78, 021913 (2008).


  • A. Pumir, V. Nikolski, M. Hörning, A. Isomura, K. Agladze, K. Yoshikawa, R. Gilmour, E. Bodenschatz and V. Krinsky, Wave Emission from Heterogeneities Opens a Way to Controlling Chaos in the Heart, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 208101 (2007).
  • E. van Nierop, S. Luther, J. Bluemink, J. Magnaudet, A. Prosperetti, and D. Lohse, Drag and lift forces on bubbles in a rotating flow, J. Fluid Mech. 571, 439-454 (2007).


  • T.H. van der Berg, S. Luther, I. Mazzitelli, J. Rensen, F. Toschi, and D. Lohse, Bubbly turbulence, J. of Turbulence 7, 1-12 (2006).
  • T.H. van den Berg, S. Luther, and D. Lohse, Energy spectra in microbubbly turbulence, Phys. Fluids 18, 038103 (2006)
  • R. Toegel, S. Luther, and D. Lohse, Viscosity destabilizes bubbles, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 114301 (2006).


  • J. Bluemink, E. van Nierop, S. Luther, N. Deen, J. Magnaudet, A. Prosperetti, and D. Lohse, Asymmetry induced particle drift in rotational flow, Phys. Fluids 17, 072106-1 072106-5 (2005).
  • T.H. van den Berg, S. Luther, D. Lathrop, and D. Lohse, Drag reduction in bubbly Taylor-Couette turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 044501 (2005).
  • S. Luther, J. Rensen, T.H. van der Berg, and D. Lohse, Data analysis for hot-film anemometry in turbulent bubbly flow, Exp. Thermal and Fluid Science 29, 821-812 (2005).
  • S. Guet, S. Luther, and G. Ooms, Bubble shape and orientation determination with a four-point optical fiber probe, Exp. Thermal and Fluid Science 29, 803-826 (2005).
  • J. Rensen, S. Luther, J. de Vries, and D. Lohse, Hot-film anemometry in two phase flows I: Bubble-probe interaction, Int. J. Multiphase Flow 31, 285-301 (2005).
  • J. Rensen, S. Luther, and D. Lohse, The effect of bubbles on developed turbulence, J. Fluid Mech. 548, 153-187 (2005).
  • S. Luther, J. Rensen, and S. Guet, Aspect ratio measurement using a four-point fiber-optical probe, Exp. Fluids 36, 326 (2004).
  • J. de Vries, S. Luther, and D. Lohse, Induced shape oscil lations and their impact on the rise velocity, Eur. Phys J B 29, 503 (2002).
  • S. Luther, R. Mettin, and W. Lauterborn, Observation of acoustic cavitation bubbles at 2250 frames per second, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 8, 159-162 (2001).
  • R. Mettin, S. Luther, C.-D. Ohl, W. Lauterborn, Acoustic cavitation structures and simulations by a particle model, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 6, 25-29 (1999).
  • U. Parlitz, R. Mettin, S. Luther, I. Akhatov, M. Voss, W. Lauterborn, Spatio-temporal dynamics of acoustic cavitation bubble clouds, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 357, 313-334. (1999).


Invited Talks

  • S. Luther, Termination of Cardiac Fibrillation Using Low‐Energy Far‐Field Pacing, The 3rd International IEEE Scientifc Conference on Physics and Control, September 3‐7, 2007, Potsdam, Germany
  • S. Luther, Termination of Cardiac Arrhythmias Using 3rd Göttingen Conference on Molecular & Optical Imaging, May 23‐24, 2008, Bad Soden‐Allendorf, Germany
  • S. Luther, Noninvasive adaptive multisite pacing of the heart, Seminar Sonderforschungsbereich 555, Berlin, Germany, February 8, 2008
  • S. Luther, Physikalisches Kolloquium, Otto‐von‐Guericke‐Universität Magdeburg, Nonlinear Dynamics of the Heart, June 17, 2008, Magdeburg, Germany
  • S. Luther, Annual Meeting of the German Physical Society, BP 1: Dynamic Processes and Pattern Formation, March 22‐27, 2009, Dresden, Germany
  • S. Luther, Arrhythmias at the Level of the Whole Heart, ESF Workshop Cardiac Dynamics, August 24‐27, 2009, Smolenice, Slovakia
  • S. Luther, Motion Artifact Removal in Optical Fluorescence Imaging of Cardiac Action Potentials, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering World Congress 2009, September 7‐12, 2009, Munich, Germany
  • S. Luther, Chaos im Herzen ‐ Visualisierung von Spiralwellen im Herzmuskel, Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH, September 23, 2009, Göttingen, Germany
  • S.Luther,  V.Krinsky, Rotor concept in genetically induced arrhythmias, The 8th Annual Meeting of the Dutch-German Molecular Cardiology Working Groups, Rotterdam 18-20 February 2010
  • P. Bittihn, Control of Spiral Wave Activity in Excitable Media with Application to Cardiac Dynamics, Lecture at ICTS BioModVis Workshop 2010, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
  • V. Krinsky, New Methods of Diagnostics of Excitable Media: Heart, Brain, 9th iCeMS International Symposium "Mesoscale Control and Engineering of Self-Organized and Excitable Systems in Biology and Chemistry”, Kyoto, Japan, 2-4 December 2010
  • S. Luther, Termination of Cardiac Fibrillation Using Pulsed Low‐Energy Far‐Field Stimulation, Max‐Dellbrueck Centre, November 8, 2010, Berlin, Germany
  • S. Luther, Taming Cardiac Fibrillation, Dynamics of Complexity Days, Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, November 15‐16, 2010
  • S. Luther, Schonende Terminierung von Herzrhythmusstoerungen, Medica 2010, Duesseldorf, Germany, November 18, 2010
  • S. Luther, Low‐energy Control of Cardiac Fibrillation, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology, St. Ingbert, Germany, May 19, 2011
  • S. Luther, Taming Electrical Turbulence in the Heart, Engineering of Chemical Complextiy (Honorary Chairman G. Ertl), Berlin‐Dahlem, Germany, July 4‐8, 2011



Contributed Talks

  • A. Squires, G.E. Luther, M. Enyeart, R.F. Gilmour, E. Bodenschatz, S. Luther Fiber optical measurements of electrical activity in canine ventricular preparations, APS March Meeting, Baltimore, March 13-17, 2006, abstract #V29.005
  • S. Luther, F. Fenton, G. Luther, E. Cherry, N. Otani, E. Bodenschatz, A. Pumir, V. Krinski, R.F. Gilmour, Dynamics and Control of Phase Singularities in Excitable Media ‐ Taming Cardiac Fibrillation, European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS), Dresden, Germany, October 1‐5, 2007
  • A. Squires, The Dynamics of Phase Singularities in Cardiac Tissue, Harzseminar, Hahnenklee, Germany, February 11-13, 2007
  • A. Squires, G.E. Luther, R.F. Gilmour, E. Bodenschatz, S. Luther, The Dynamics of Phase Singularities in Cardiac Tissue,  Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Physikalische Gemeinschaft (German Physical Society), Regensburg, Germany, March 26-30, 2007
  • P. Bittihn, G. Luther, U. Parlitz, E. Bodenschatz, V. Krinsky, and S. Luther, Pattern control in a two‐dimensional model of cardiac tissue, 72th DPG Spring Meeting Berlin, Germany, February 25‐29, 2008
  • S. Luther, Imaging the heart ‐ Experimental methods in cardiac dynamics, 12th Workshop on Structure Formation in Chemistry and Biophysics, Hahnenklee, Germany, March 2‐4, 2008
  • Squires, E. Bodenschatz, and S. Luther, Multi‐site wave emission in biological excitable tissues, 12th Workshop on Structure Formation in Chemistry and Biophysics, Hahnenklee, Germany, March 2‐4, 2008
  • C. Richter and S. Luther, Mapping cardiac arrhythmias ‐ Wave dynamics in cardiomyocyte cell cultures, 12th Workshop on Structure Formation in Chemistry and Biophysics, Hahnenklee, Germany, March 2‐4, 2008
  • P. Bittihn, G. Luther, U. Parlitz, E. Bodenschatz, V. Krinsky, and S. Luther: Two mechanisms for control of chaos in the heart induced by pinned rotating waves, 10th Experimental Chaos Conference (ECC10), Catania, Italy, June 3‐6, 2008
  • S. Luther and A. Squires, Termination of Cardiac Arrhythmia Using Low‐energy Far‐field Stimulation, 29. SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, MS39 Advances in Cardiac Dynamics, Rome, Italy, July 21‐24, 2008
  • S. Luther, Controlled wave emission form endogenous sites terminates malignant cardiac wave dynamics, 2nd ESF Conference on Functional Dynamics, Rothenburg o.d.T., Germany, September 15‐18, 2008
  • P. Bittihn, E. Bodenschatz, V. Krinsky, U. Parlitz, and S. Luther, Far Field Pacing Supersedes Anti‐tachycardia Pacing in a Generic Model of Excitable Media, SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, May 15‐21, 2009
  • F.H. Fenton, S. Luther, E.M. Cherry, and R.F. Gilmour Jr., Low Energy Defibrillation, SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, May 15‐21, 2009
  • F.H. Fenton, S. Luther, and R.F. Gilmour Jr., Electrical properties of cardiac tissue, ESF Workshop Cardiac Dynamics, Smolenice, Slovakia, August 24 ‐27, 2009
  • S. Luther, F.H. Fenton, and R.F. Gilmour Jr., Low Energy Defibrillation, ESF Workshop Cardiac Dynamics, Smolenice, Slovakia, August 24 ‐27, 2009
  • P. Bittihn, E. Bodenschatz, V. Krinsky, U. Parlitz, and S. Luther, Control of Spiral Wave Activity in Heterogeneous Excitable Media, Dynamics Days Europe 2009, Göttingen, Germany, August 31 ‐ September 4, 2009
  • U. Parlitz, P. Bittihn, S. Luther, V. Krinsky, and E. Bodenschatz: Controlling cardiac arrhythmias using far‐field pacing, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering World Congress 2009, Munich, Germany, September 7‐12, 2009
  • S. Luther, Low‐energy termination of cardiac arrhythmias, Dynamics in Systems Biology, Aberdeen, UK, September 13‐18, 2009
  • U. Parlitz, A. Schlemmer, and S. Luther, Quantifying information in inhomogeneous media using multivariate time series, Dynamics in Systems Biology, Aberdeen, UK, September 13‐18, 2009
  • N.F. Otani, S. Luther, R. Singh, R.F. Gilmour Jr., Use of Ultrasound Imaging to Map Propagating Action Potential Waves in the Heart, Computers in Cardiology, Park City, Utah, September 23‐26, 2009
  • A. Squires, D. Hornung, P. Bittihn, D.X. Wu, V. Krinsky, M. Zabel, E. Bodenschatz, S. Luther, Terminating Ventricular Fibrillation Using Pulsed Far‐Field Stimulation in Whole Rabbit Hearts, 55th APS March Meeting 2010, Portland, Oregon, March 15‐19, 2010
  • A. Schlemmer, T. Hajek, U. Parlitz, S.E. Lehnart, N. Wessel, H. Malberg, and S. Luther, A Versatile Scientific Programming Environment for Cardiovascular Data Analysis, Proceedings of the 6th ESGCO 2010, April 12‐14, 2010, Berlin, Germany
  • U. Parlitz, S. Berg, S. Luther, A. Schirdewan, J. Kurths, and N. Wessel, Classifying Cardiac Biosignals using Order Pattern Statistics and Symbolic Dynamic, 6th ESGCO 2010, April 12‐14, 2010, Berlin, Germany
  • S. Berg, P. Bittihn, S Luther and U Parlitz, Fast Parallel Simulations of Excitable Media Dynamics on Multicore Processors and Graphics Processing Units, 6th ESGCO 2010, April 12‐14, 2010, Berlin, Germany
  • P. Bittihn, U. Parlitz, S. Luther and F. Fenton, Lyapunov Stability Analysis of Generic Activation Patterns in Excitable Media, SIAM Conference DSPDEs 2010, Barcelona, Spain, 2010
  • A. Behrend, P. Bittihn, S. Luther, Predicting unpinning success rates for a pinned spiral in an excitable medium, Computing in Cardiology, Belfast, Northern Ireland, September 26‐29, 2010
  • A. Behrend, P. Bittihn, S. Luther, Understanding and predicting the response of pinned vortices to periodic electric far‐field stimuli, 44th DGBMT Jahrestagung, October 5‐8, 2010, Rostock‐Warnemünde, Germany
  • D. Hornung and S. Luther, Automatic coronary vessel reconstruction from CT images, 44th DGBMT Jahrestagung, October 5‐8, 2010, Rostock‐Warnemünde, Germany
  • C. Richter and S. Luther, Macroscopic characterization of cardiac pattern formation invitro, 44th DGBMT Jahrestagung, October 5‐8, 2010, Rostock‐Warnemünde, Germany
  • A. Schlemmer, T. Hajek, U. Parlitz, S.E. Lehnart, N. Wessel, H. Malberg and S. Luther, A Versatile Scientific Programming Environment for Cardiovascular Data Analysis, 44th DGBMT Jahrestagung, October 5‐8, 2010, Rostock‐Warnemünde, Germany
  • J. Schumann‐Bischoff, J. Schroeder‐Schetelig, S. Luther, U. Parlitz, Estimating Parameters and Hidden Variables of Cardiac Cell Models from Time Series, Biosignal 2010, July 14‐16, 2010, Berlin, Germany
  • A. Schlemmer, T. Hajek, C. Richter, U. Parlitz, S.E. Lehnart, N. Wessel, H. Malberg and S. Luther, A flexible Open Source Data Analysis Environment for cross‐disciplinary biomedical Research, Biosignal 2010, July 14‐16, 2010, Berlin, Germany
  • S. Berg, S. Luther, S.E. Lehnart, K. Hellenkamp, R. Bauernschmitt, J. Kurths, N. Wessel, and U. Parlitz, Comparison of Features Characterizing Beat‐To‐Beat Time Series, Biosignal 2010, July 14‐16, 2010, Berlin, Germany
  • S. Luther, Low‐energy Control of Electric Turbulence in the Heart, EUTrigTreat General Assembly, June 20‐22, 2011, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • S. Luther, EUTrigTreat General Assembly, Glasgow, U.K.
  • C. Richter, S. Luther, Control of Complex Spatiotemporal Dynamics in Cardiac Cell Cultures, BMT 2011, 45. DGBMT Jahrestagung, Freiburg im Breisgau, September 27-30, 2011
    M.‐L. Chang Liao, H. Mutoh, Y. Iwamoto, N. Raad, P. Christalla, S. Doeker, V. Nikolaev, S. Luther, S.E. Lehnart, W. Stühmer, T. Knöpfel, and W.‐H. Zimmermann, Towards Optogenetic Cardiography, Molekulare Bildgebung, October 10‐12 Göttingen, Germany



  • A. Squires, S. Luther, Chaos Control in Biological Excitable Tissues, 10th Experimental Chaos Conference, Catania, Italy, June 3-6, 2008
  • A. Squires, S. Luther, Phase Singularity Dynamics in the Heart, International Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics in Excitable Media (Ghent, Belgium)



Quantifying Spatiotemporal Complexity of Cardiac Dynamics using Ordinal Patterns