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Eckehard Olbrich
Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften
Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig

Office: B 07
+49 341 9959 568
+49 341 9959 658

Eckehard Olbrich

Short Curriculum Vitae

  • 1985-1990 Study of physics at the Technical University Dresden
  • 1990 Diploma in physics at the Technical University Dresden
  • 1990-1994 PhD-student at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Technical University Dresden
  • 1995 PhD in theoretical solid state physics
  • 02/1995-03/2000 Postdoc in the nonlinear time series analysis group at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems Dresden
  • 04/2000-04/2004 Research fellow in the group "Computer Assisted Physics" at the University Zürich working on time series analysis of EEG
  • since 05/2004 Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Research interests

  • Information theoretic approach to complex systems: measures of complexity, complex networks, information decomposition, multi-level systems, game theory
  • Time series analysis;in particular analysis and modeling of human sleep EEG


Forthcoming workshop

"Brain dynamics on multiple scales – paradigms, their relations, and integrated approaches" MSBDy17 at the MPIPKS in Dresden.

  • Date of the workshop: 19.06.-23.06.2017
  • Scientific coordinators: Peter Achermann, Eckehard Olbrich and Thomas Wennekers

New project

ODYCCEUS - Opinion dynamics and cultural Conflict in European Spaces - funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732942


Complete list of my Publications. Or see my Google Scholar page.

Theme issue "The complexity of sleep" edited by Thomas Wennekers, Peter Achermann and Eckehard Olbrich based on the Workshop: Complex Dynamics in Large-Scale Interacting Brain Systems: Towards Physical Models of Sleep and Consciousness at the MPI PKS Dresden

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