Dynamical Phenomena in Complex Networks
Natural SciencesPhysical sciences

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) Dynamical Phenomena in Complex Networks is an international joint project involving Brazilian and German scientists from HU Berlin, the University of São Paulo, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the National Institute for Space Research and other institutions. The research group consists of physicists, biophysicists, mathematicians, geographers and climatologists.

The project offers *14 doctoral positions (75% E13)* for doctoral candidates in Germany and a similar number from the Brazilian side.


Networks with complex topology have become a very powerful approach for understanding large complex systems in various fields of applications ranging from neuroscience, via engineering to sociology and economics. IRTG studies the principles of self-organization in evolving complex networks.

To bring these principles closer to various applications, we investigate the influence of heterogeneity in the network structure, multiscale time delays and stochasticity. These theoretical studies are connected with the investigation of experimental and natural dynamical networks of increasing complexity starting from lasers, via hybrid networks of neurons to the Earth system.

Doctoral candidates from Brazilian and German institutions work on different aspects of their common subproject. IRTG provides a structured and modern study, training and soft-skills program, including annual summer schools, workshops, dual supervision and a six-month doctoral exchange program.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin self-organisation programme Prof. Dr Dr h.c. mult. Jürgen Kurths David Hansmann

Networks with complex topology, self- organization in evolving complex networks

Contact Information

Prof. Dr Dr h.c. mult. Jürgen Kurths
David Hansmann
HU Berlin
Newtonstraße 15
12489 Berlin
+49 (0)30 209 379 30
calls and deadlines vary
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin