School of Mathematical Sciences

Dr Benjamin Schaefer


Marie Curie Research Fellow

Room Number: Mathematical Sciences Building, Room: MB-202


Dr Benjamin Schaefer is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow working on the DAMOSET project: "With data-driven modelling towards a successful energy transition". A key goal is to collect recordings of the power grid frequency and hosten an open data base. Furthermore, he is analyzing time series of various real-world systems and applying stochastic modelling to better understand the energy system.


Research Interests:

Data science

Stochastic Systems

Partial differential equations (such as Fokker-Planck equation)




Recent highlights:
Dynamically induced cascading failures in power grids
B Schäfer, D Witthaut, M Timme, V Latora
Nature communications 9 (1), 1975 (2018)

Non-Gaussian power grid frequency fluctuations characterized by Lévy-stable laws and superstatistics
B Schäfer, C Beck, K Aihara, D Witthaut, M Timme
Nature Energy 3 (2), 119 (2018)