Marc Timme studied Physics and Mathematics in Würzburg, Stony Brook (New York, USA) and Göttingen. After research at the Center of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, working with Steven Strogatz, he was appointed by the Max Planck Society to head a broadly crossdisciplinary research group on Network Dynamics at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. Marc became Adjunct Professor at the Institute for the Dynamics of Complex Systems at the University of Göttingen and is Co-Chair of the Division on Socio-Economic Physics of the German Physical Society, was Visiting Professor at TU Darmstadt and visiting faculty at the ETH Zurich Risk Center (Switzerland). Since mid 2017, he is Strategic Professor and heads the Chair for Network Dynamics at TU Dresden, working in the Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Center for Advancing Electronics and the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life.
His research bridges fundamental theory on the dynamics and statistical physics of networks with applications in biology, computer science and engineering. Focus areas include biological and bio-inspired computing, future compliant energy and mobility systems, and network inverse problems, attempting to reveal structural and causal information from dynamic multi-dimensional data.
Marc won an award by the Berliner Ungewitter Foundation, the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society, a Director’s fellowship by the Los Alamos National Lab, a Research Fellowship of the National Research Center of Italy, was visiting faculty at ETH Zurich and Visiting Professor at TU Darmstadt. Since 2018, he is also Honorary Member of Lakeside Research Labs, Klagenfurt.