Marc Timme began his academic career in Würzburg, received his master’s degree in physics in New York, and was awarded his PhD by the University of Göttingen. After research stays in Exeter, UK and Cornell University, USA he became group leader at the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization in 2006, adjunct professor in Göttingen in 2009 and finally chair of Network Dynamics in Dresden in 2017.
He deals with non-linear collective dynamics in networks. Those developed models can be applied, for example, in biotic, transport or economic networks, their design and optimisation. Concretely these are for example theory of precise timing in spiking neural networks, dynamics of modern power grids or also control and self organisation for autonomous robots.
For his work, he was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal, the Max Planck Society’s Young Investigators Award, the Ashwin Chaos Award and has been appointed to the editor board of the New Journal of Physics.