• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I joined Mathematics EAS at Aston University as a Lecturer in 2018, following appointments at Christian-Albrecht University Kiel, University of Lübeck, and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.

My background is from Theoretical Physics and Dynamical Systems, and my research theme is mathematical modeling of complex systems, especially of biological and socio-economic systems.

My current research includes evolutionary dynamics, neural learning and neural dynamics (especially related to sleep and consciousness), socio-economic systems, complexity, networks, delay, and control of chaos.

Here is my publication profile: https://scholar.google.de/citations?hl=de&user=fCjDwsIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate 

Upcoming in Europhysics Letters: https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05949

Personal webpage at Aston EAS Mathematics: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/eas/staff/a-z/dr-jens-christian-claussen/index

PhD studentship available: Complex Adaptive Dynamics on Complex Networks

Postdoctoral fellows applying through the EU Marie Curie fellowship scheme or other funding schemes are encouraged to get in contact early to discuss projects. We also regularly host sandwich and Erasmus visitors.

Enquiries welcome: j.claussen@aston.ac.uk ++44-121-2044983 Room number: MB313N

Teaching Activity

AM20PD Probability Distributions, AM30GT Game Theory. Also offering Maths Report, Maths Project and Research Placement (enquiries for projects welcome)


Diploma in Physics, Christian-Albrecht-University Kiel, Germany 1992

Dr.rer.nat (PhD) in Theoretical Physics, Christian-Albrecht-University Kiel, Germany 1999

Habilitation (Dr.habil.) in Theoretical Physics, Christian-Albrecht-University Kiel, Germany 2006

Venia legendi (Priv.-Doz.), Christian-Albrecht-University Kiel, Germany 2006 

Membership of Professional Bodies

German Physical Society (DPG), elected 2014 and 2017 as chair of the Division of Physics of Socio-Economic Systems (SOE), following a vice-chair period 2012-2014

PhD Supervision

I have supervised 2+ PhD, 10+ MSc and 5+ BSc theses, and was involved as external examiner at Chalmers, Humboldt, and Duisburg-Essen universities. Mentoring roles and Graduate School Branch speaker (2011-13) at the University of Lübeck

Michael Schellenberger Costa: Neural mass models of the sleeping brain, PhD thesis (2016) https://d-nb.info/1136440887/34

Arne Weigenand: Thalamocortical dynamics and the effects of sensory stimulation during sleep, PhD thesis (2016) https://www.zhb.uni-luebeck.de/epubs/ediss1920.pdf


Contact Details

Phone number:  0121 204 4983
Email:  j.claussen@aston.ac.uk

Room Number: MB313N

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Jens Christian Claussen is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Sleep Medicine & Life Sciences
Finite Population Mathematics
games Physics & Astronomy
sleep Physics & Astronomy
neurons Physics & Astronomy
Acoustic Stimulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Evolutionary Dynamics Mathematics
Game Mathematics

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Research Output 2005 2019

Compulsory persistent cooperation in continuous public goods games

Li, Y., Liu, X. & Claussen, J. C., 1 Oct 2019, In : Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 531, 121767.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cooperative Behavior
Social Systems

Partial synchronization in empirical brain networks as a model for unihemispheric sleep

Ramlow, L., Sawicki, J., Zakharova, A., Hlinka, J., Claussen, J. C. & Schöll, E., 15 Jul 2019, In : Europhysics Letters. 126, 5, 7 p., 50007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Boolean analysis reveals systematic interactions among low-abundance species in the human gut microbiome

Claussen, J. C., Skiecevičienė, J., Wang, J., Rausch, P., Karlsen, T. H., Lieb, W., Baines, J. F., Franke, A. & Hütt, M. T., 22 Jun 2017, In : PLoS computational biology. 13, 6, e1005361.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
digestive system
Boolean Model
Chemical analysis

A Thalamocortical Neural Mass Model of the EEG during NREM Sleep and Its Response to Auditory Stimulation

Schellenberger Costa, M., Weigenand, A., Ngo, H. V. V., Marshall, L., Born, J., Martinetz, T. & Claussen, J. C., 1 Sep 2016, In : PLoS computational biology. 12, 9, e1005022.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acoustic Stimulation

Chimera patterns under the impact of noise

Loos, S. A. M., Claussen, J. C., Schöll, E. & Zakharova, A., 19 Jan 2016, In : Physical Review E. 93, 1, 012209.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ring Network
Random Perturbation
white noise

Activities 2004 2015

  • 2 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Editorial activity

Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience (Journal)

Jens Christian Claussen (Editorial board member)
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Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Physical Review Letters (Journal)

Jens Christian Claussen (Editorial board member)
2004 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Physical Review E (Journal)

Jens Christian Claussen (Editorial board member)
2004 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review