Institute of Geophysics & Meteorology - Research Group Saur
Coordinator of Competence Area 3: Quantitative Modeling of Complex Systems
Guest Scientist at Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology

Dr. Michael von Papen

I am currently a Postdoc at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6) at the Research Center Juelich and work on the analysis of massively parallel spike trains. I am also still active in turbulence research (Saturn's magnetospheric plasma dynamics and turbulent heating, critical balance in the solar wind).
I have coordinated the interdisciplinary Competence Area 3: Quantitative Modeling of Complex Systems, which is part of the excellence initiative of the University of Cologne. I was guest scientist at the Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology of the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, where I worked together with Prof. Florin on resting state networks.

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Research interests:
  • Neuroscience: Parallel Spike Trains, Resting State Networks, Methods in Electrophysiology (Analysis of M/EEG and Local Field Potentials), Parkinson's Disease
  • Space Physics: Turbulence in the Solar Wind and Planetary Magnetospheres, Dynamics in Saturn's Magnetosphere
  • Data Science: Wavelet-based Methods for Time Series Analysis, Nonparametric Granger Causality, Phase-Coherence Analysis, Complex Networks, Inversion

Selected publications:

  • Cologne Summer School: Nonlinear Methods for Complex Systems Analysis (2015)
  • Interdisciplinary Symposium on Big Data in Cologne (2015)
  • Coordination of Competence Area III: Quantitative Modeling of Complex Systems (since 2014)
  • Groundwater contamination due to waste disposal and aquifer characterization around Roorkee using integrated Geoelectrical techniques (2010)
  • Detection of fresh groundwater bodies offshore Israel (2008/09)


last updated Jan 5, 2016.