Dr Jakub Sawicki

Postdoctoral Researcher


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Jakub Sawicki studied music at Listaháskóli Islands University and University of Arts Berlin. He was granted a Cusanuswerk scholarship and in this context committed himself to social projects in Greenland and India. In course of his studies of physics he worked on the synchronization of organ pipes at Saint Petersburg State University. Apart from his position at Berlin Cathedral, Jakub Sawicki has deepened his studies of organ improvisation with Prof. Wolfgang Seifen. He has engagements as choir and orchestra conductor and teaches improvisation at University of Arts Berlin. He also participates in silent movie and improvisation projects. 2010 he was engaged by Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg to compose the music for an international movie production. Jakub Sawicki takes part in master classes and competitions and performs in- and outside Germany. Apart from the musical activities, Jakub Sawicki has continued his scientific research and received the Dr. rer. nat. degree from the Technical University Berlin in 2019. His work was supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eckehard Schöll, Ph.D., at the Institute of Theoretical Physics. His research interests include synchronization phenomena, nonlinear delay differential equations, modeling of complex systems and neural dynamics.


J. Sawicki, Delay controlled partial synchronization in complex networks, Springer Theses, Springer, (2019).


• CDs: Meyerbeer - Sacred Works (Naxos), 68 Ave Maria (Antes Edition)

• Diverse Fernseh- und Radioaufnahmen mit Rundfunkchören und -orchestern


• F. Drauschke, J. Sawicki, R. Berner, I. Omelchenko, and E. Schöll: Effect of topology upon relay synchronization in triplex neuronal networks, Chaos 30, 051104 (2020).

• R. Berner, J. Sawicki, and E. Schöll: Birth and stabilization of phase clusters by multiplexing of adaptive networks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 8, 088301 (2020).

• L. Ramlow, J. Sawicki, A. Zakharova, J. Hlinka, J. C. Claussen, and E. Schöll: Partial synchronization in empirical brain networks as a model for unihemispheric sleep, Europhys. Lett. 126, 50007 (2019). Editor's Choice, highlighted in Europhys. News 50 no.5-6 (2019) and https://phys.org/news/2019-07-unihemispheric-humans.html

• M. Winkler, J. Sawicki, I. Omelchenko, A. Zakharova, V. Anishchenko, and E. Schöll: Relay synchronization in multiplex networks of discrete maps, Europhys. Lett. 126, 50004 (2019).

J. Sawicki, S. Ghosh, S. Jalan, and A. Zakharova: Chimeras in multiplex networks: interplay of inter- and intra-layer delays, Front. Appl. Math. Stat. 5, 19 (2019).

J. Sawicki, I. Omelchenko, A. Zakharova, and E. Schöll: Delay-induced chimeras in neural networks with fractal topology, Eur. Phys. J. B 92, 54 (2019).

J. Sawicki, I. Omelchenko, A. Zakharova, and E. Schöll: Delay controls chimera relay synchronization in multiplex networks, Phys. Rev. E 98, 062224 (2018).

J. Sawicki, M. Abel, and E. Schöll: Synchronization of organ pipes, Eur. Phys. J. B 91, 24 (2018).

J. Sawicki, I. Omelchenko, A. Zakharova, and E.Schöll: Synchronization scenarios of chimeras in multiplex networks, Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. 227, 1161 (2018).

J. Sawicki, I. Omelchenko, A. Zakharova, and E. Schöll: Chimera states in complex networks: interplay of fractal topology and delay, Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. 226, 1883–1892 (2017).

• P. Kalle, J. Sawicki, A. Zakharova, and E. Schöll: Chimera states and the interplay between initial conditions and non-local coupling, Chaos 27, 033110 (2017).

J. Sawicki, M. Abel, and E. Schöll: Synchronization in coupled organ pipes, in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Physics and Control (PhysCon 2015), edited by (IPACS Electronic Library, 2015), Istanbul, Turkey.