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 Jülich, which lies roughly halfway between Cologne and Aachen.


We are looking for a new PostDoc to join our group. You can find the PostDoc position in the Forschungszentrum Jülich, for a 3-year long position. All specifications are indicated on the website.


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.

03.01.2020 - Julius Strake finished is research assistant position with us and join the IEK-10 in the Forschungszentrum Jülich for his PhD. Congratulations!

11.12.2019 - Charlotte Neubacher successfully defended her thesis and joined the IEK-8 in the Forschungszentrum Jülich for her PhD. Congratulations!

21.10.19 - Jonas Wassmer and Matthias Dahlmanns join the group. Welcome aboard!

06.08.19 - Johannes Kruse joins the group. Welcome aboard!

29.07.19 - We congratulate Felix Weidenmüller on his (very) successful Master defense.

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