## Rainer Klages

### External Fellow

My research combines dynamical systems theory, nonequilibrium statistical physics and stochastic theory to understand complex systems, with applications to nanoscience and biology. I spent several years as a postdoctoral researcher in the USA, Hungary, Belgium and Germany before moving as a lecturer to Queen Mary University of London in 2004. I am interested in the emergence of fractal structures in chaotic transport processes such as diffusion. More recently I started to apply the theory of anomalous stochastic processes to understand the foraging of biological organisms; examples are stochastic models of biological cell migration and bumblebee flights. My research in theoretical physics and applied mathematics thus stretches from mathematical foundations to experimental applications.

Website: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~klages

### Positions Held

**2019**– Mercator Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, TU Berlin**2018 – 2019**– Guest scientist at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, TU Berlin**2017 – 2018**– Guest scientist at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne**2015 – 2016**— Convenor of an Advanced Study Group and guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPIPKS), Dresden**2012 – 2015**—Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)**Since 2011**— Reader in Applied Mathematics at QMUL**2004 – 2011**— Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at QMUL**2000 – 2004**— Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the MPIPKS**1997 – 2000**— Postdoc at the Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems, Free University of Brussels**1997**– Postdoc at the Eoetvoes University, Budapest**1996 –**Postdoc at the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), University of Maryland, USA**1992 – 1995 –**Ph.D. Student at the Technical University Berlin and at the IPST

### Selected Publications

- R.Klages, W.Just, C.Jarzynski (Eds.), Nonequilibrium statistical physics of small systems: Fluctuation relations and beyond (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2013), 428 pages
- F.Lenz, T.Ings, A.V.Chechkin, L.Chittka, R.Klages, Spatio-temporal dynamics of bumblebees foraging under predation risk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 098103 (2012)
- R. Klages, G.Radons, I.M.Sokolov (Eds.), Anomalous transport (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2008), 584 pages
- P.Dieterich, R.Klages, R.Preuss, A.Schwab, Anomalous dynamics of cell migration, PNAS 105, 459 (2008)
- R.Klages, Microscopic Chaos, Fractals and Transport in Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Advanced Series in Nonlinear Dynamics Vol.24 (World Scientific, Singapore, 2007), 456 pages
- R.Klages, J.R.Dorfman, Simple maps with fractal diffusion coefficients, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 387 (1995)

### Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

- 2020 QMUL Faculty Award for Internationalisation
- 2019 Mercator Fellowship awarded from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
- 2018 and 2019 Distinguished Referee of Europhysics Letters
- 2014 – 2019 Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters
- Since 2013 scientific assessor for ARC (Australia), NOLTA (Japan), VQR (Italy) and DFG (Germany)
- Since 2010 member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, grant panel member and co-chair
- 2010 Outstanding Referee Award from the American Physical Society
- 2008 QMUL University Contribution Reward
- 1982 – 1986 five awards at a nationwide German Young Scientist Competition