Jurgen Kurths

Professors:Jurgen Kurths

Name:Jurgen Kurths
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Head of Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods

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

Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics
Institute of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

6th Century Chair
Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology, King´s College, University of Aberdeen, UK

Member of the European Academy of Sciences 欧洲科学院院士
Educational background:
1971-75 University of Rostock, Diploma in Mathematics
1981 Dr.rer.nat. (PhD)
Work experience:
1975-1983 Scientist, Central Intitute for solar-terrestrial Physics, Acadamy of Sciences, Berlin (East Germany)
1984-1990 Scientist, Central Institute for Astrophysics, Acadamy of Sciences, Potsdam
1990-1991 Project leader at the Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam
1991 Habilitation (Theoretical Physics), University Rostock
1992-1996 Director of the working group "Nonlinear Dynamics" of the Max-Planck Gesellschaft
1994-2008 Full Professor (C4) for Theoretical Physics/Nonlinear Dynamics at the University Potsdam
since 2008 S-Professur "Non-linear Dynamics" at the Mathematic-Scientific Faculty I of the Humboldt-Universität Berlin
since 2008 Chair of the Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
since 2009 Sixth Century Chair in Nonlinear Systems Biology at the University of Aberdeen
Research fields:
Nonlinear physics and complex systems sciences and their applications to challenging problems in Earth system, physiology, systems biology and engineering.
Scientific achievements:
Recent selected publications
1. 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)
2. 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)
3. J. Lu, J. Zhong, Y. Tang, T. Huang, J. Cao, J. Kurths, Synchronization in output-coupled temporal Boolean networks, Nature Scientific Reports, 4, 6292 (2014)
4. Z. Su, L. Li, H. Peng, J. Kurths, J. Xiao, Y. Yang, Robustness of interrelated traffic networks to cascading failures, Nature Scientific Reports, 4, 5413 (2014)
5. P. Ji, T.K.DM. Peron, F.A. Rodrigues, J. Kurths, Low-dimensional behavior of Kuramoto model with inertia in complex networks, Nature Scientific Reports, 4, 4783 (2014)
6. P. J. Menck, J. Heitzig, J. Kurths, H.J. Schellnhuber, How dead ends undermine power grid stability, Nature Communications, 5, 3969 (2014)
7. 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)
8. Y. Zou, T. Pereira, M. Small, Z. Liu, J. Kurths, Basin of Attraction Determines Hysteresis in Explosive Synchronization, Physical Review Letters 112, 114102 (2014)
9. N. Molkenthin, K. Rehfeld, N. Marwan, J. Kurths, Networks from Flows - From Dynamics to Topology, Scientific Reports, 4, 4119 (2014)
10. N. Boers, B. Bookhagen, N. Marwan, J. Kurths, J. Marengo, Complex networks identify spatial patterns of extreme rainfall events of the South American Monsoon System, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 16, 4386–4392 p. (2013)
11. A. Koseska, E. Volkov, J. Kurths, Oscillation quenching mechanisms: Amplitude vs. oscillation death, Physics Reports, 531, 4, 173–199 p. (2013)
12. M. van der Mheen, H. A. Dijkstra, A. Gozolchiani, M. den Toom, Q. Feng, J. Kurths, E. Hernandez-Garcia, Interaction network based early warning indicators for the Atlantic MOC collapse, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 11, 2714–2719 p. (2013)
13. W. Zou, D.V. Senthilkumar, M. Zhan, J. Kurths, Reviving Oscillations in Coupled Nonlinear Oscillators, Physical Review Letters, 111, 1, 014101 (2013)
14. A. Koseska, E. Volkov, J. Kurths, Transition from Amplitude to Oscillation Death via Turing Bifurcation, Physical Review Letters, 111, 2, 024103 (2013)
15. P. Menck, J. Heitzig, N. Marwan, J. Kurths, How basin stability complements the linear-stability paradigm, Nature Physics, 9, 89–92 p. (2013)
16. P. Ji, T. K. DM. Peron, P. J. Menck, F. A. Rodrigues, J. Kurths , Cluster Explosive Synchronization in Complex Networks, Physical Review Letters 110, 21, 218701 (2013)
17. J. Runge, J. Heitzig, V. Petoukhov, J. Kurths , Escaping the curse of dimensionality in estimating multivariate transfer entropy, Physical Review Letters, 108, 258701 (2012)
18. J. F. Donges, R. V. Donner, M. H. Trauth, N. Marwan, H. J. Schellnhuber, J. Kurths , Nonlinear detection of paleoclimate-variability transitions possibly related to human evolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 108 , 51, 20422–20427 p. (2011)
19. W. Yu, G. Chen, M. Cao, J. Kurths , Second-order consensus for multiagent systems with directed topologies and nonlinear dynamics. IEEE Transactions On Systems, Man, And Cybernetics—Part B: Cybernetics, 40 , 3, 881-891 p. (2010)
20. Y. Wu, C. Zhou, J. Xiao, J. Kurths, H. J. Schellnhuber, Evidence for a bimodal distribution in human communication, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 107, 42 (2010)
21. J. Nawrath, M. C. Romano, M. Thiel, I. Z. Kiss, M. Wickramasinghe, J. Timmer, J. Kurths, B. Schelter, Distinguishing direct from indirect interactions in oscillatory networks with multiple time scales, Physical Review Letters, 104 (2010)
22. J. F. Donges, Y. Zou, N. Marwan, J. Kurths, The backbone of the climate network, Europhysics Letters (epl), 87, 48007 (2009)
Awards and Nominations
2000 Fellow of the American Physical Society
2005 Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Award from CSIR (India)
2007 Calls for chairs at Universities Aberdeen and Glasgow
2008 Honorary Doctorate from Lobachevsky University Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2010 Member of the Academia Europaea
2011 Honorary Professor at the University Potsdam
2011 Speaker of the International Research and Training Group "Dynamical Phenomena in Complex Networks" IRTG 1740 (DFG - FAPESP) with Humboldt University and University of Sao Paulo
2012 Guest Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing
2012 Honorary Doctorate from Chernishevsky State University, Saratov
2012 Member of the Makedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
2013 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal of the European Geosciences Union

Activities in Scientific Community
1994-2008 Director of the Interdisciplinary Center "Dynamics of Complex Systems" at the University Potsdam
1996-1999 Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics and Science at the University Potsdam
1998-2010 Vicespeaker of the DFG-SFB 555 "Nonlinear Complex Processes"
2000-2005 President of the Section Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences of the European Geoscience Union
2000-2004 Coordinator of the EU Network "Control,Synchronization and Characterization of Spatially Extended Nonlinear Systems"
2001-2007 Co-coordinator of the DFG-SPP 1114 "Time Series Analysis and Image Processing"
2002-2006 Speaker of the DFG-FG "Conflicting Rules in Cognitive Science"
2005-2009 Member steering comittee of the EU-Network of Excellence BIOSIM