M.Sc. Anton Plietzsch

PhD student
PhD representative

I am a doctoral researcher in the Complex Energy Networks (COEN) group at PIK. My research focus is to analyze the impact of renewable fluctuations and extreme weather events on the stability and resilience of power grids using methods from different research fields such as dynamical systems, complex networks, stochastic processes, time series analysis, control theory and machine learning.

Also I am part of the workshop collective clisciety that aims for a constructive exchange between science and society. We develop educational workshops and talks on climate change, the energy transition and their impact on society.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20805
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

A. Plietzsch, P. Schultz, J. Heitzig, J. Kurths. Local vs. global redundancy–trade-offs between resilience against cascading failures and frequency stability. The European Physical Journal Special Topics 225.3 (2016): 551-568. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2015-50137-4

S. Rüdiger, A. Plietzsch, F. Saqués, I. Sokolov & J. Kurths. (2020). Epidemics with mutating infectivity on small-world networks. Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group), 10(1).

I am currently working for the BMBF funded project Collective Nonlinear Dynamics of Complex Power Grid Networks (CoNDyNet2).