Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Kurths

Head of Department
Kurths
 

Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 30 (2020)
When Machine Learning Meets Complex Systems: Networks, Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics
Edited by Y. Tang, J. Kurths, W. Lin, L. Kocarev and E. Ott

Jun Meng, Jingfang Fan, Josef, Ludescher, Ankit Agarwal, Xiaosong Chen, Armin Bunde, Jürgen Kurths, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (2020): Complexity-based approach for El Niño magnitude forecasting before the spring predictability barrier. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). [DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1917007117]

Jingfang Fan, Jun Meng, Yang Liu, Abbas Ali Saberi, Jürgen Kurths and Jan Nagler (2020): Universal gap scaling in percolation
Nature Physics. [ DOI:10.1038/s41567-019-0783-2]

Frank Hellmann, Paul Schultz, Patrycja Jaros, Roman Levchenko, Tomasz Kapitaniak, Jürgen Kurths, Yuri Maistrenko (2020): Network-induced multistability through lossy coupling and exotic solitary states
Nature Communications. [DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-14417-7]

Catrin Ciemer, Niklas Boers, Marina Hirota, Jürgen Kurths, Finn Müller-Hansen, Rafael S. Oliveira, Ricarda Winkelmann (2019): Higher resilience to climatic disturbances in tropical vegetation exposed to more variable rainfall. Nature Geoscience. [DOI: 10.1038/s41561-019-0312-z]

Niklas Boers, Bedartha Goswami, Aljoscha Rheinwalt, Bodo Bookhagen, Brian Hoskins, Jürgen Kurths (2019): Complex networks reveal global pattern of extreme-rainfall teleconnections. Nature. [DOI:10.1038/s41586-018-0872-x]

Department

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2647
Juergen.Kurths[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Head of Nonlinear Dynamics (S)

Office

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phone +49-331-288-2470
email

Academic Training & Professional Experience

1975 

 

Diploma in Mathematics, University of Rostock

1975 – 1983

 

Scientist, Central Institute for solar-terrestrial Physics, Academy of Sciences, Berlin (East Germany)

1983      

 

Dr.rer.nat. (PhD) at the Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany

1984 – 1990

 

Scientist, Central Institute for Astrophysics, Academy of Sciences, Potsdam (East Germany)

1990 – 1991

 

Project leader at the Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam (Germany)

1991  

 

Habilitation: Theoretical Physics, University Rostock, Germany

1992 – 1996

 

Director of the working group „Nonlinear Dynamics“ of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

1994 – 2008

 

Founding Director of the  Interdisciplinary Centre “Dynamics of Complex Systems” at the University Potsdam

1994 – 2008

 

Full Professor (C4) for Theoretical Physics/Nonlinear Dynamics at the University Potsdam

2009 - 2017

 

6th Century Chair for Complex Systems Biology (part time), King´s College, University of Aberdeen (UK)

Since 2008

 

Chair of Research Domain: Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Since 2008

 

Full Professor for Nonlinear Dynamics, Institute of Physics, Humboldt
Universität zu Berlin


Other Professional Service Activities

2000 – 2001

 

Vice-President for Research and International Relations, at the University

Potsdam

1998 – 2010

 

Vice-Speaker of Sonderforschungsbereich 555 „Komplexe Nichtlineare Prozesse“ (DFG)

1999 – 2009

 

President of the Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam

2000 – 2005

 

President of the European Geophysical Union for the Division Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics

2000 – 2008

 

Coordinator of the Profilbereich “Komplexe Systeme” at the University Potsdam

2001 – 2007

 

Co-Coordinator of Schwerpunktprogramm 1114 “Time Series Analysis and Image Processing” (DFG)

Since 2001

 

Organizational Board “Experimental Chaos Conference”

2003 – 2006

 

Speaker of the Research Group “Conflicting Rules in Cognitive Science” (DFG)

2004 – 2009

 

Member of the steering committee of the Network of Excellence BIOSIM (EU)

2007 – 2011

 

Member of the steering committee of GoFORSYS, Centre for Systems Biology, University Potsdam

2010 - 2014

 

Member of the Advisory Board of Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology – FIRST (Japan)

2010 - 2016

 

PI at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin

2011 – 2020

 

Speaker of the International Research and Training Group (IRTG 1740): Dynamical and Transport Phenomena on Complex Networks (Germany and Brazil, DFG&FAPESP)

Since 2013

 

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden (Germany)

Since 2016

 

Elected Member of the Review Board, German Science Foundation

2016 - 2017

 

Chairman Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin(PGzB)

2016 - 2019

Member of the Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Center Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research (Germany)

2016 - 2023

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Baltic Kant University, Kaliningrad (Russia)

Since 2016

 

Chapman Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Since 2016

 

Honorary Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an (China)

Since 2018

 

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the MPI for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund (Germany)



Awards and Nominations

2000     

 

Fellow of the American Physical Society

2005     

 

Award Computers in Cardiology Challenge

2005

 

Alexander von Humboldt Research Award from CSIR (India)

2008

 

Honory Doctorate from Lobatschevsky University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2010     

 

 Member of the Academia Europaea

2011     

 

Honorary Professor, University Potsdam

2012

 

Guest Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing

2012

 

Honorary Doctorate from State University, Saratov

2013     

 

Lewis Fry Richardson Medal of the European Geosciences Union

2015

 

Burgers Visiting Professor and Burgers Lecture, University of Maryland

2017, 2018

 

Highly Cited Researcher (WoS)

2017

 

Honorary Professor, King´s College, University of Aberdeen

2018

 

Honorary Professor, Tianjin University (China)

2018

 

Honorary Professor, Huaqiao University, Xiamen (China)



Member of Board of Journals and Book Series

2000-2011

 

Int. Journal Bifurcation & Chaos

Since 2003 

 

Springer Series of Complexity

Since 2003

Int. Journal of Complex Systems Research

2004-2006

CHAOS, Advisory Board

2005-2016

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, Executive Editor

Since 2006

Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society

2007-2015

CHAOS, Editorial Board

2008-2013

 

Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A:   Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

Since 2009

 

European Journal Physics, Special Topics

2010

EICE

Since 2011

 

PLoS ONE

2012-2016

Journal of Nonlinear Science

Since 2012

Honorary board member of Int. J. Bif.&Chaos

Since 2012

 

European Journal Physics, Nonlinear Biomedical Physics

Since 2015

 

Europhysics Letters

Since 2016

 

CHAOS, Editor-in-Chief

Since 2017

 

AIMS Geosciences

Since 2017

 

Advanced Theory and Simulations

Since 2017

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, Editorial Board

Since 2019

Frontiers in Physics



Training of Young Scientists & Host of Fellows and Scholars


Publications


12 Important Papers


Invited Presentations

Organization of Conferences and Schools


Scientific Funding

Various projects funded by DFG, BMBF, VW-Foundation, EU, ESA, Leibniz Foundation, County Brandenburg (Germany), RSF, NSFC, NSF.

list of complete publications

recent selected publications

today - 2017
Fan, J., Meng, J., Liu, Y., Ali Saberi, A., Kurths, J., Nagler, J.
Universal gap scaling in percolation
Nature Physics, 16, 455–461 (2020)
Meng, J., Fan, J., Ludescher, J., Agarwal, A., Chen, X., Bunde, A., Kurths, J., Schellnhuber, H. J. Complexity-based approach for El Niño magnitude forecasting before the spring predictability barrier
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 117, 1, 177-183 (2020)
Hellmann, F., Schultz, P., Jaros, P., Levchenko, R., Kapitaniak, T., Kurths, J., Maistrenko, Y.
Network-induced multistability through lossy coupling and exotic solitary states
Nature Communications, 11, 592 (2020)
Agarwal, A.; Caesar, L.; Marwan, N.; Maheswaran, R.; Merz, B.; Kurths, J.
Network-based identification and characterization of teleconnections on different scales
Nature Scientific Reports, 9, Art. 8808 (2019)
Ciemer, C.; Boers, N.; Hirota, M.; Kurths, J.; Müller-Hansen, F.; Oliveira, R. S.; Winkelmann, R.
Higher resilience to climatic disturbances in tropical vegetation exposed to more variable rainfall
Nature Geoscience, 12 , 3 (2019)
Boers, N.; Goswami, B.; Rheinwalt, A.; Bookhagen, B.; Hoskins, B.; Kurths, J.
Complex networks reveal global pattern of extreme-rainfall teleconnections
Nature, 566 , 7744 (2019)
Zou, Y.; Donner, R. V.; Marwan, N.; Donges, J. F.; Kurths, J.
Complex network approaches to nonlinear time series analysis
Physics Reports, 787, pp. 1-97 (2019)
Mukhin, D.; Gavrilov, A.; Loskutov, E.; Kurths, J.; Feigin, A.
Bayesian data analysis for revealing causes of the middle Pleistocene transition
Nature Scientific Reports, 9, Art. 7328 (2019)
Barfuss, W.; Donges, J. F.; Lade, S. J.; Kurths, J.
When optimization for governing human-environment tipping elements is neither sustainable nor safe
Nature Communications, 9 , Art. 2354 (2018)
Gelbrecht, M.; Boers, N.; Kurths, J.
Phase coherence between precipitation in South America and Rossby waves
Science Advances, 4 , Art. eaau3191 (2018)
Goswami, B.; Boers, N.; Rheinwalt, A.; Marwan, N.; Heitzig, J.; Breitenbach, S. F. M.; Kurths, J.
Abrupt transitions in time series with uncertainties
Nature Communications, 9 , Art. 48 (2018)
Wang, Z.; Jusup, M.; Wang, R.-W.; Shi, L.; Iwasa, Y.; Moreno, Y.; Kurths, J.
Onymity promotes cooperation in social dilemma experiments
Science Advances, 3 , e1601444 (2017)
He, W.; Zhang, B.; Han, Q.-L.; Qian, F.; Kurths, J.; Cao, J.
Leader-following consensus of nonlinear multiagent systems with stochastic sampling
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 47 , 2, 327-338 p.(2017)
Boers, N; Marwan, N.; Barbosa, H. M. J.; Kurths, J.
A deforestation-induced tipping point for the South American monsoon system
Nature Scientific Reports, 7 , Art. 41489 (2017)

2016 - 2013
Rodrigues, F. A.; Peron, T. K. DM.; Ji, P.; Kurths, J.
The Kuramoto model in complex networks
Physics Reports, 610 (2016)
Eroglu, D.; McRobie, F. H.; Ozken, I.; Stemler, T.; Wyrwoll, K.-H.; Breitenbach, S. F. M.; Marwan, N.; Kurths, J.
See-saw relationship of the Holocene East Asian-Australian summer monsoon
Nature Communications, 7 , 12929 (2016)
Stolbova, V.; Surovyatkina, E.; Bookhagen, B.; Kurths, J.
Tipping elements of the Indian monsoon: Prediction of onset and withdrawal
Geophysical Research Letters, 43 ,8 (2016)
Yi Yu, Gaoxi Xiao, Jie Zhou, Yubo Wang, Zhen Wang, Jürgen Kurths, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
System crash as dynamics of complex networks
PNAS, Vol. 113, No. 42 (2016)
J. Runge, V. Petoukhov, J. Donges, J. Hlinka, N. Jajcay, M. Vejmelka, D. Hartman, N. Marwan, M. Palus, J. Kurths
Identifying causal gateways and mediators in complex spatio-temporal systems
Nature Communications, 6, 8502 (2015)
N. Boers, B. Bookhagen, H. M. J. Barbosa, N. Marwan, J. Kurths, J.A. Marengo
Prediction of extreme floods in the eastern Central Andes based on a complex networks approach
Nature Communications, 5, 5199 (2014)
N. Boers, A. Rheinwalt, B. Bookhagen, H. M. J. Barbosa, N. Marwan, J. Marengo, J. Kurths
The South American rainfall dipole: A complex network analysis of extreme events
Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 20, 7397-7405 p. (2014)
P. J. Menck, J. Heitzig, J. Kurths, H.J. Schellnhuber
How dead ends undermine power grid stability
Nature Communications, 5, 3969 (2014)
L. Li, H. Peng, J. Kurths, Y. Yang, H.J. Schellnhuber
Chaos-order transition in foraging behavior of ants
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Early Edition (2014)
Y. Zou, T. Pereira, M. Small, Z. Liu, J. Kurths
Basin of Attraction Determines Hysteresis in Explosive Synchronization
Physical Review Letters 112, 114102 (2014)
A. Koseska, E. Volkov, J. Kurths
Oscillation quenching mechanisms: Amplitude vs. oscillation death
Physics Reports, 531, 4, 173–199 p. (2013)
P. Menck, J. Heitzig, N. Marwan, J. Kurths
How basin stability complements the linear-stability paradigm
Nature Physics, 9, 89–92 p. (2013)

S-Professur an der Humboldt-Universität Berlin

"Nichtlineare Dynamik"

an der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät I :

Wintersemester 2019

Vorlesung: Computational Biosignalanalyse I - Einführung in die Signalanalyse und angewandte Statistik

Sommersemester 2019

Vorlesung: Computational Biosignalanalyse II - Nichtlineare Zeitreihenanalyse und Modellierung  

Wintersemester 2018

Vorlesung: Complex Network Dynamik

Sommersemester 2018

Vorlesung: Nichtlineare Datenanalyse, Modellierung und Anwendungen

Seminar: Nichtlineare Dynamik

Wintersemester 2017

Vorlesung: Nichtlineare Dynamik und Komplexe Netzwerke im Erdsystem

Seminar: Nichtlineare Dynamik

Sommersemester 2017

Vorlesung: Biosignalanalyse für Physiker II - Nichtlineare Zeitreihenanalyse und Modellierung

Sommersemester 2016

Vorlesung: Nichtlineare Dynamik und Komplexe Netzwerke im Erdsystem

Vorlesung: Biosignalanalyse II - Nichtlineare Zeitreihenanalyse und Modellierung

Sommersemester 2015

Vorlesung: Nichtlineare Modellierung natürlicher Systeme: Vom System Erde zu Neurowissenschaften

 

Wintersemester 2014

Vorlesung: Komplexe Netzwerke - Theorie und Anwendungen

 

Wintersemester 2013

Vorlesung: Nichtlineare Modellierung natürlicher Systeme: Vom System Erde zu Neurowissenschaften

 

Sommersemester 2013

Vorlesung: Komplexe Netzwerke

 

Wintersemester 2012

Vorlesung: Nichtlineare Modellierung natürlicher Systeme: Vom System Erde zu Neurowissenschaften

 

Wintersemester 2011

Vorlesung: Nichtlineare Modellierung natürlicher Systeme: Vom System Erde zu Neurowissenschaften

 

Wintersemester 2010

Vorlesung: Nichtlineare Modellierung natürlicher Systeme: Vom System Erde zu Neurowissenschaften

 

Sommersemester 2010

Vorlesung: Fortgeschrittene Methoden der Biosignal- und Datenanalyse

 

Antrittsvorlesung , 13. Januar 2009:

„Synchronisation in komplexen Netzwerken - Theorie und Anwendungen in Lebens- und Umweltwissenschaften”

 

Visiting Professor in

  • China
  • Japan
  • Spanien
  • Indien

Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 30 (2020)
When Machine Learning Meets Complex Systems: Networks, Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics
Edited by Y. Tang, J. Kurths, W. Lin, L. Kocarev and E. Ott

The European Physical Journal Special Topics, Vol. 225, No. 1 (2016)
Synchronization and Control in Time-Delayed Complex Networks and Spatio-Temporal Patterns
Edited by S. Banerjee, J. Kurths and E. Schöll

The European Physical Journal Special Topics, Vol. 225, No. 3 (2016)
Health, Energy & Extreme Events in a Changing Climate
Edited by J. Heitzig, J. Graff Zivin, H. D. I. Abarbanel, L. Kocarev and J. Kurths

The European Physical Journal Special Topics, Vol. 223, No. 12 (2014)
Power Grids and Extreme Events
Edited by J. Heitzig, N. Fujiwara, K. Aihara, and J. Kurths

The European Physical Journal Special Topics, Vol. 223, No. 8 (2014)
Chaos, Cryptography and Communications
Edited by S. Banerjee and J. Kurths

The European Physical Journal Special Topics, Vol. 223, No. 4 (2014)
Synchronization of Pendula Systems
Edited by T. Kapitaniak and J. Kurths

The European Physical Journal Special Topics, Vol. 222, No. 2 (2013)
Recent Progress in Symbolic Dynamics and Permutation Complexity: Ten Years of Permutation Entropy
Edited by J. M. Amigó, K. Keller and J. Kurth

Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 267 (2014)
Evolving Dynamical Networks
Edited by I. Belykh, M. di Bernardo, J. Kurths and M. Porfiri

Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A, 371, 1990 (2013)
Theme Issue ‘Fractional calculus and its applications’
Compiled and edited by Changpin Li, YangQuan Chen and Jürgen Kurths