Norbert Marwan

Norbert Marwan has studied Physics at the University of Technology Dresden and the University of Potsdam. He received his PhD in Theoretical Physics/Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Potsdam in 2003 in the group of Prof. Jürgen Kurths. During the PhD he further developed the recurrence plot approach, e.g., by extending it to multivariate systems. He continued at the University of Potsdam during his post-doc in a project about 3D image analysis of trabecular bone (ESA project "2D and 3D Quantification of Bone Structure and its Changes in Microgravity Condition by Measures of Complexity"). Since 2008, Norbert Marwan is a senior researcher in the research domain Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He is working in nonlinear data analysis, with special interests in recurrence plots and complex networks and their applications in Earth, climate, and life science. He is principal investigator of several projects, e.g., in the "Potsdam Research Cluster for Georisk Analysis, Environmental Change and Sustainability", in the WGL project "Evolving Complex Networks", and the DFG projects "Shaping the Earth's Surface in a Variable Environment", and "Interactions and complex structures in the dynamics of changing climate: impact of tipping elements in presence and past". He is author of about 50 peer reviewed journal articles (approx. 790 citations, H-index 15) and the main organizer of the biennial International Recurrence Plot Symposium.