Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization -- Department for Nonlinear Dynamics and Network Dynamics Group
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Prof. Dr. Marc Timme

Group: Network Dynamics
Projects: Complex call sequences in social whale communication, Nonlinear Methods for Detecting Timing Relations in Neural Data, Theory of Precise Timing in Spiking Neural Networks, Complex Disordered Systems: Statistical Physics and Symbolic Computation, Physics of Flexible Mobility, Structure, Dynamics and Function of Complex Networks, Dynamics of Modern Power Grids, Control and Selforganization for Autonomous Robots
Phone: +49 351 463 34512 and -43972
Email: send email

Alternative method of contact: group secretary Ayse Bolik

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2017 Visting Faculty, ETH Zurich
  • 2016 Visting Professor, TU Darmstadt
  • 2014 Vice Chair, Socio-Economic Physics
    German Physical Society
  • 2011 Editorial Board Member
    New Journal of Physics
  • 2009 named Adjunct Professor
    at the University of Göttingen
  • 2009 Ashwin Chaos Award
    for the solution of a 2006 problem in dynamical systems' theory
  • 2008 Distinguished Referee of the Year
    at Europhysics Letters
  • 2003 Award of the Berliner Ungewitter Foundation
    for outstanding doctoral thesis and examination
  • 2002 Otto Hahn Medal
    of the Max Planck Society for outstanding research
  • 1998 Scholarship of the Stony Brook Foundation
    for summer research at the State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • 1998 Scholarship of the State University of New York at Stony Brook
    for graduate studies and research
  • 1997 Scholarship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
    for Master's studies abroad

Selected Articles:
C. Kirst, M. Timme, and D. Battaglia (2016).
Dynamic information routing in complex networks
Nature Comm. 7:11061. download file download file
D. Witthaut, M. Rohden, X. Zhang, S. Hallerberg, and M. Timme (2016).
Critical Links and Nonlocal Rerouting in Complex Supply Networks
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(13):138701. download file download file
N. Molkenthin, and M. Timme (2016).
Scaling Laws in Spatial Network Formation
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117(16):168301. download file download file
M. Timme, and J. Casadiego (2014).
Revealing networks from dynamics: an introduction
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 47(34):343001. download file download file
C. Grabow, S. Grosskinsky, and M. Timme (2012).
Small-World Network Spectra in Mean-Field Theory
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108:218701. download file download file
F.S. Neves, and M. Timme (2012).
Computation by Switching in Complex Networks of States
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109:018701. download file download file
J. Klinglmayr, C. Kirst, C. Bettstetter, and M. Timme (2012).
Guaranteeing global synchronization in networks with stochastic interactions
New J. Phys. 14:073031. download file download file
M. Rohden, A. Sorge, M. Timme, and D. Witthaut (2012).
Self-Organized Synchronization in Decentralized Power Grids
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109:064101. download file download file
S. Jahnke, M. Timme, and R.M. Memmesheimer (2012).
Guiding Synchrony through Random Networks
Phys. Rev. X 2:041016. download file download file
C. Bick, M. Timme, D. Paulikat, D. Rathlef, and P. Ashwin (2011).
Chaos in Symmetric Phase Oscillator Networks
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(244101). download file download file
J. Nagler, A. Levina, and M. Timme (2011).
Impact of single links in competitive percolation
Nature Physics 7:265. download file download file
S. Gorur Shandilya, and M. Timme (2011).
Inferring network topology from complex dynamics
New J. Phys. 13:013004. download file download file
S. Steingrube, M. Timme, F. Wörgötter, and P. Manoonpong (2010).
Self-organized adaptation of a simple neural circuit enables complex robot behaviour
Nature Physics 6:224-230. download file download file
C. Kirst, T. Geisel, and M. Timme (2009).
Sequential Desynchronization in Networks of Spiking Neurons with Partial Reset
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102:068101. download file download file
S. Jahnke, R.M. Memmesheimer, and M. Timme (2008).
Stable Irregular Dynamics in Complex Neural Networks
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100:048102. download file
M. Timme (2007).
Revealing Network Connectivity from Response Dynamics
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(22):224101. download file
M. Timme (2006).
Does Dynamics Reflect Topology in Directed Networks?
Europhys. Lett. 76:367-373. download file
R.-. Memmesheimer, and M. Timme (2006).
Designing the Dynamics of Spiking Neural Networks
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97:188101. download file
R.M. Memmesheimer, and M. Timme (2006).
Designing complex networks
Physica D 224:182-201. download file
P. Ashwin, and M. Timme (2005).
When instability makes sense
Nature 436:36-37. download file
A. Zumdieck, M. Timme, T. Geisel, and F. Wolf (2004).
Long Chaotic Transients in Complex Networks
Phys. Rev. Lett. 93:244103. download file
M. Timme, F. Wolf, and T. Geisel (2004).
Topological Speed Limits to Network Synchronization
Phys. Rev. Lett. 92:074101. download file
M. Timme, F. Wolf, and T. Geisel (2002).
Prevalence of Unstable Attractors in Networks of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators
Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(15):154105. download file

Publications (chronological - click here to see all publications)