Dr. Benedikt Jahnel

Head of the Leibniz junior research group on

Probabilistic Methods for Dynamic Communication Networks

E-mail: Benedikt.Jahnel@wias-berlin.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 20372 445
Room: 413
Address: WIAS, Mohrenstraße 39, 10117 Berlin

Research interests

My research interests lie in the modelling and analysis of systems of many interacting random components that are spatially embedded. Those systems describe phenomena from physics, like liquid-vapour phase-transitions, spatial epidemiology of communicable diseases, or peer-to-peer telecommunication in an urban environment. The goal is to derive and describe macroscopic states from highly complex microscopic system configurations. For this I use mathematical tools from statistical mechanics such as large-deviation theory and stochastic geometry to establish rigorous results. My work is often supported by the comparison with real-world data and by computer simulations. It is presented to an international mathematical audience and researchers from related fields like engineering, life science and materials science.



I am available as a supervisor for bachelor and master projects within my research scope. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact me via email.

Publications and preprints

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I am also a passionate piano player and composer in modern Jazz. If you are interested, please visit my music website.

Short CV

Born May 28th 1980 in St. Martin D`Heres (France)

  • 01/2021-12/2025, Head of Leibniz Junior Research Group at Weierstrass Institute on Probabilistic Methods for Dynamic Communication Networks
  • 01/2015-12/2020, PostDoc at Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, research group on Interacting Random Systems lead by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König
  • 10/2011-12/2014, PhD student at Ruhr University Bochum, Department of Mathematical Physics / Stochastics, PhD thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Christof Külske
  • 11/2010-10/2011, PhD student at Bergische University Wuppertal, Department of Stochastics, Prof. Dr. Barbara Rüdiger
  • 10/2003-10/2010, Student of mathematics at Technische Universität Berlin, diploma thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Jochen Blath
  • 09/2005-06/2007, Student of music at City College New York, degree: Master of Arts
  • 10/2000-04/2005, Student of music education at University of Art Berlin, diploma thesis supervised by Prof. David Friedman

    Foto: Dominik Butzmann 2020