Dr. Anton Plietzsch

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the 'Infrastructure and Complex Networks' 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.


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. (2016).
Local vs. global redundancy–trade-offs between resilience against cascading failures and frequency stability.
The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 225(3), 551-568.

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).

M. Lindner, L. Lincoln, F. Drauschke, J. Koulen, H. Würfel, A. Plietzsch, F. Hellmann. (2021).
NetworkDynamics. jl—Composing and simulating complex networks in Julia.
Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 31(6), 063133.

J. Stürmer, A. Plietzsch, and M. Anvari. (2021).
The risk of cascading failures in electrical grids triggered by extreme weather events.
Proceedings of ENERGY 2021, pp. 19–23, IARIA.

A. Plietzsch, R. Kogler, S. Auer, J. Merino, A. Gil-de-Muro, J. Liße, C. Vogel, F. Hellmann. (2022).
PowerDynamics.jl–An experimentally validated open-source package for the dynamical analysis of power grids.
SoftwareX, vol. 17, p. 100861.

A. Büttner, H. Würfel, A. Plietzsch, M. Lindner, F. Hellmann (2021).
An open source software stack for tuning the dynamical behavior of complex power systems.
2022 Open Source Modelling and Simulation of Energy Systems (OSMSES) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

R. Kogler, A. Plietzsch, P.  Schultz, F. Hellmann. (2022).
Normal Form for Grid-Forming Power Grid Actors.
PRX Energy, 1(1), 013008.

A. Plietzsch, S. Auer, J. Kurths, F. Hellmann. (2022).
Linear Response Theory for Renewable Fluctuations in Power Grids with Transmission Losses.
Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 32(11), 113114.

I am currently working for the DFG funded project "Extended synchronization on complex networks and dynamic stability in future power grids" (ExSyCo-Grid).