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


Summer Semester 2020: Network Science Lecture!
During the Winter Semester 2019/2020 we will hold a lecture on Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes for Physicists.

09.03.2020 - Benjamin Schäfer from the School of Mathematical Sciences of the Queen Mary University of London joins us on a week-long research visit.

09.02.2020 - Leonardo Rydin goes on a visit to the School of Mathematical Sciences of the Queen Mary University of London.

03.02.2020 - Raphael Biertz joins the group. Welcome aboard!

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!