Franz Kaiser obtained his bachelor’s degree in physics in 2015 at the University of Göttingen in conformal quantum field theories. After one year of studies at Lund University in Sweden, he returned to Göttingen to continue his studies as a master’s student, focusing on the physics of complex systems and biophysics. He joined our group in July 2016, working on the self-organization of nuclei in early Drosophila embryos. From April 2017 to June 2018, he worked on his master’s thesis in our group, investigating phase balancing in the Kuramoto model with application to networks formed by Physarum polycephalum. Franz is now a Ph.D. student at Forschungszentrum Jülich.