Department of Physics

Network Science Group

We are a broadly interested group, working on problems in network science, nonlinear dynamics and time series analysis. We apply methods from theoretical physics to problems in energy and climate science, power grids, econophysics and complex quantum systems.

We are located at Forschungszentrum J├╝lich, which lies roughly halfway between Cologne and Aachen.


We are happy to announce that Prof. Witthaut was awarded the Albertus Magnus-Lehrpreis by the University of Cologne.


During the Winter Semester 2019/2020 we will hold a lecture on Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes for Physicists.

06.08.19 - Johannes Kruse joins the group. Welcome aboard!

15.07.19 - Leonardo Rydin goes over to the Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, for a 5-month research visit.

01.07.19 - Prof. Dirk Witthaut was awarded the Albertus Magnus-Lehrpreis by the University of Cologne.

12.06.19 - Jan Wohland successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in the THP Cologne. Congratulations!

05.06.19 - Thiemo Pesch successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in the RWTH Aachen. Congratulations!