Parlitz, Ulrich, (apl.) Prof. Dr.

  • since 2010 Scientist, Max Planck Research Group Biomedical Physics, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
  • 2001 apl. Professor of Physics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Head of Complex Dynamical Systems group (Third Physical Institute, Georg-August-University, Göttingen)
  • 1997 Habilitation in Physics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen
  • 1994 – 2001 Scientific Assistent, Third Physical Institute, Georg-August-University, Göttingen
  • 1989 – 1994 Research Associate, Inst. for Applied Physics, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • 1987 PhD in Physics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen
  • 1984 Diploma in Physics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen
  • Visiting Positions: Santa Fe Institute (1992), Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Eng. UC Berkeley (1992), Inst. for Nonlinear Science, UC San Diego (2002, 2003)

Major Research Interests

Nonlinear systems like neurons, lasers, or (periodically driven) nonlinear oscillators exhibit a variety of dynamical phenomena including different types of bifurcations and chaotic oscillations. What are typical features of these systems and their dynamical states, how can they be investigated using observed time series, only, and what happens if such systems are coupled? These are typical questions leading to research topics like bifurcation and time series analysis, data based modelling, synchronization and control of dynamical systems, and network analysis. Further research interests are self-organization and (spiral) wave dynamics in spatially extended systems, including structure formation in acoustic cavitation and turbulent excitation waves in excitable media. The latter may cause arrhythmias or other malfunctions of the heart and are one of the main topics of our ongoing work on modelling, analyzing, and controlling cardiac dynamics.

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Zimmermann RS, Parlitz U (2018) Observing spatio-temporal dynamics of excitable media using reservoir computing, Chaos 28, 043118

  • Lilienkamp T, Parlitz U (2018) Scaling behavior of the terminal transient phase, Phys. Rev. E 98, 022215

  • Lilienkamp T, Parlitz U (2018) Terminal Transient Phase of Chaotic Transients, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 094101

  • Lilienkamp T, Christoph J, Parlitz U (2017) Features of Chaotic Transients in Excitable Media Governed by Spiral and Scroll Waves, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 054101

  • Parlitz U, Schumann-Bischoff J, Luther S (2014) Local observability of state variables and parameters in nonlinear modeling quantified by delay reconstruction, Chaos 24, 024411