Юрген Герберт Густаф Куртц

Юрген Герберт Густаф Куртц
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Dr. Jürgen Kurths is a German physicist and mathematician. His research is mainly concerned with nonlinear physics and complex systems sciences and their applications to challenging problems in Earth system, physiology, systems biology and engineering.

Academic Training & Professional Experience



Diploma in Mathematics, University of Rostock

1975 – 1983


Scientist, Central Institute for solar-terrestrial Physics, Academy of Sciences, Berlin (East Germany)



Dr.rer.nat. (PhD) at the Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany

1984 – 1990


Scientist, Central Institute for Astrophysics, Academy of Sciences, Potsdam (East Germany)

1990 – 1991


Project leader at the Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam (Germany)



Habilitation: Theoretical Physics, University Rostock, Germany

1992 – 1996


Director of the working group „Nonlinear Dynamics“ of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

1994 – 2008


Founding Director of the  Interdisciplinary Centre “Dynamics of Complex Systems” at the University Potsdam

1994 – 2008


Full Professor (C4) for Theoretical Physics/Nonlinear Dynamics at the University Potsdam

2009 - 2017


6th Century Chair for Complex Systems Biology (part time), King´s College, University of Aberdeen (UK)

Since 2008


Chair of Research Domain: Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Since 2008


Full Professor for Nonlinear Dynamics, Institute of Physics, Humboldt

Universität zu Berlin



Other Professional Service Activities

2000 – 2001


Vice-President for Research and International Relations, at the University


1998 – 2010


Vice-Speaker of Sonderforschungsbereich 555 „Komplexe Nichtlineare Prozesse“ (DFG)

1999 – 2009


President of the Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam

2000 – 2005


President of the European Geophysical Union for the Division Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics

2000 – 2008


Coordinator of the Profilbereich “Komplexe Systeme” at the University Potsdam

2001 – 2007


Co-Coordinator of Schwerpunktprogramm 1114 “Time Series Analysis and Image Processing” (DFG)

Since 2001


Organizational Board “Experimental Chaos Conference”

2003 – 2006


Speaker of the Research Group “Conflicting Rules in Cognitive Science” (DFG)

2004 – 2009


Member of the steering committee of the Network of Excellence BIOSIM (EU)

2007 – 2011


Member of the steering committee of GoFORSYS, Centre for Systems Biology, University Potsdam

2010 - 2014


Member of the Advisory Board of Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology – FIRST (Japan)

2010 - 2016


PI at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin

2011 – 2020


Speaker of the International Research and Training Group (IRTG 1740): Dynamical and Transport Phenomena on Complex Networks (Germany and Brazil, DFG&FAPESP)

Since 2013


Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden

Since 2016


Elected Member of the Review Board, German Science Foundation

2016 - 2017


Chairman Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin(PGzB)

Since 2016


Chapman Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Since 2016


Honorary Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an (China)

Since 2018


Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the MPI for Molecular Physiology



Awards and Nominations



Fellow of the American Physical Society



Award Computers in Cardiology Challenge



Alexander von Humboldt Research Award from CSIR (India)



Honory Doctorate from Lobatschevsky University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia



 Member of the Academia Europaea



Honorary Professor, University Potsdam



Guest Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing



Honorary Doctorate from State University, Saratov



Lewis Fry Richardson Medal of the European Geosciences Union



Burgers Visiting Professor and Burgers Lecture, University of Maryland

2017, 2018


Highly Cited Researcher (WoS)



Honorary Professor, King´s College, University of Aberdeen



Honorary Professor, Tianjin University (China)



Honorary Professor, Huaqiao University, Xiamen (China)



Member of Board of Journals and Book Series



Int. Journal Bifurcation & Chaos

Since 2012


Honory board member of Int. J. Bif.&Chaos

Since 2003 


Springer Series of Complexity

Since 2005


Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, Executive Editor



Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A:   Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

Since 2009


European Journal Physics, Special Topics

Since 2011



Since 2012


European Journal Physics, Nonlinear Biomedical Physics

Since 2015


Europhysics Letters

Since 2016


CHAOS, Editor-in-Chief

Since 2017


AIMS Geosciences

Since 2017


Advanced Theory and Simulations