Aug 2010	GeoGovernance ist zentrales Element Im Antrag zur Exzellenzinitiative

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Sep 2010	Beim Schiffbauergasse-Fest wird Wissenschaft zum Anfassen präsentiert

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Apr 2010	Geo- und Klimawissenschaften im Auswärtigen Amt

Apr 2010: Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Federal Foreign Office.

Feb 2010	PROGRESS startet mit Kickoff-Meeting

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Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Kurths

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Telegrafenberg, A 31
D-14473 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331 288 2647
Fax: +49 331 288 2600

Research Interests

  • Time Series Analysis
  • Nonlinear Modeling
  • Complex Dynamic Networks

Academic Training

1971-1975 Diploma in Mathematics (University of Rostock )
1983 Dr.rer.nat. (PhD)
1991 Habilitation and Facultas Docendi (Theoretical Physics)

Professional Experience

1975-1990 Scientist, Central Institute for Astrophysics, Academy of Sciences,
1994-2008 Full Professor for Theoretical Physics/Nonlinear Dynamics at   
University Potsdam
2008-current Full Professor for Nonlinear Dynamics at Humboldt University Berlin
2008-current Chair of the research domain Transciplinary Concepts and Methods at
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Researc

Cooperation with other institutions / Consultancy in Nat. and Internat. Committees
Member, Board: Center for Complex Systems, Saratov University (Russia) and Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Editorial Activities
Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. A, Springer-Series Complexity, CHAOS, Int. Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics (Executive Editor), Europ. Phys. J. ST

Professional Service (University)
Director of the working group „Nonlinear Dynamics“ of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft; Director of the Interdisciplinary Center Dynamics of Complex Systems at the U Potsdam; Vicespeaker of Sonderforschungsbereich 555 "Complex Nonlinear Processes" (German Research Society); Coordinator EU Network “Control, Synchronization and Characterization of Spatially Extended Nonlinear Systems”; President of Section Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences of the European Geoscience Union; Co-coordinator of priority program 1114 Time Series Analysis and Image Processing (DFG); Speaker of the Research Group “Conflicting Rules in Cognitive Science” (DFG); Member steering committee of the Network of Excellence BIOSIM (EU)

Honors, Awards, Nominations and Special Appointments

2008 Dr. h.c. from Lobachevsky University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Humboldt-CSIR Research Award (Humboldt Foundation, Germany and
CSIR, India)
2000 Fellow of the American Physical Society

Selected Invited Lectures (last 12 months)
EGU 2010, Vienna: Modelling and Understanding Geophysical Systems as Complex Networks. ENS 2009, Paris: Infering Time Delay from Data. University of Maryland 2010: The Backbone of the Climate System. ETH Zürich 2009: Synchronization and Complex Networks – Theories for Earth and Life Sciences. AGU 2009, San Francisco: Synchronization and Recurrence Plots.

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Braun, H., Ditlevsen, P., Kurths, J., Mudelsee, M., 2010. Limitations of red noise in analysing Dansgaard-Oeschger events. Climate of the Past, 6, 85-92 p.
  • Van Leeuwen, P., Geue, V., Thiel, M., Cysarz, D., Lange, S., Romano, M.C., Wessel, N., Kurths, J., Grönemeyer, D.H., 2009. Influence of paced maternal breathing on fetal-maternal heart rate coordination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), 106 , 33, 13661-13666 p.
  • Donges, J.F.,  Zou, Y., Marwan, N., Kurths, J., 2009. The backbone of the climate network. Europhysics Letters (epl), 87, 48007.
  • Arenas, A., Diaz-Guilera, A., Kurths, J., Moreno, Y. and Zhou, C.S., 2008. Synchronization in complex networks. Physics Reports-Review Section of Physics Letters, 469(3), 93-153.
  • Marwan, N., Romano, M.C., Thiel, M. and Kurths, J., 2007. Recurrence plots for the analysis of complex systems. Physics Reports-Review Section of Physics Letters, 438(5-6), 237-329.
  • Zhou, C.S., Motter, A.E. and Kurths, J., 2006. Universality in the synchronization of weighted random networks. Physical Review Letters, 96(3).
  • Maraun; D. and Kurths, J., 2004. Cross wavelet analysis. Significance testing and pitfalls. Nonlin. Proc. Geoph, 11(4): 505-514.
  • Boccaletti, S., Kurths, J., Osipov, G., Valladares, D.L., Zhou, C.S., 2002. The synchronization of chaotic systems. Phys. Rep., 366 (1-2), 1-101.
  • Schäfer, C., Rosenblum, M.G., Kurths, J., Abel, H.H., 1998. Heartbeat synchronized with ventilation. NATURE 392(6673), 239-240.
  • Rosenblum, M.G., Pikovsky, A.S., Kurths, J., 1996. Phase Synchronization of Chaotic Oscillators. Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(11), 1804-1807.