Frederik Wolf

Doctoral researcher

Since October 2017, I am working together with Prof. Reik Donner on complex networks. Here, my aim is to investigate correlation and synchronization structures in climate data. My projects at PIK cover the study of monsoon systems, validation of climate model output data and optimization of complex network methods. In addition, I work together with Dr. Philipp Lorenz-Spreen from MPI-Human Development on Social Acceleration.

My work is funded by the IRTG 1740 (International Research Training Group).



Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20700
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Complex networks

Event synchronization/Event coincidence Analysis

Climate networks

Social networks

Online popularity

Wolf, F., Bauer, J., Boers, N., Donner, R.: "Event synchrony measures for functional climate network analysis: A case study on South American rainfall dynamics." Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 30.3 (2020): 033102.

Wolf, F., Donner, R. V. and Kirsch, C.,: "Edge directionality properties in complex spherical networks",  Physical Review E, 99.012301.

Lorenz-Spreen, P., Wolf, F., Braun, J., Conrad, N. D. and Hövel, P.: Tracking online topics over time: understanding dynamic hashtag communities, Computational Social Networks, 5.9.

Lorenz-Spreen, P., Wolf, F., Braun, Ghoshal, G., Conrad, N. D. and Hövel, P.: Capturing the Dynamics of Hashtag-Communities,  International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications (pp. 401-413). Springer, Cham.