Sarah A. M. Loos

about me

I am a postdoctoral researcher, currently working at DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK in the Soft Matter group. Before that, I was at ICTP in Trieste in the group of Édgar Roldán, and at Leipzig University in the group of Klaus Kroy. In March 2020, I defended my doctoral thesis under the supervision of Sabine Klapp at TU Berlin. I am interested in how the concepts of statistical mechanics can be generalized towards non-equilibrium systems. My current work is particularly concerned with the description of non-Markovian stochastic systems by means of stochastic thermodynamics. Some Keywords:

  • Stochastic thermodynamics

  • Active Matter

  • Non-Markovian dynamics

  • Nonlinear dynamics

  • Nonequilibrium phase transitions

Full CV

final theses

Doctoral Thesis   |   Stochastic systems with time delay - probabilistic and thermodynamic descriptions of non-Markovian processes far from equilibrium
Reviewers: Sabine Klapp and Klaus Kroy
Grade: summa cum laude ("with highest honors")
at TU Berlin, March 2020
Master Thesis   |   Noise effects on chimera states in the Stuart-Landau model
Prof. Dr. Eckehard Schöll, at TU Berlin, March 2015
Bachelor Thesis   |   Dynamik von Kolloiden in periodischen, zeitabhängigen Potentialen
Prof. Dr. Sabine Klapp, at TU Berlin, September 2012


If I don't do physics, I also like climbing, cooking, arts, literature.


GoogleScholar   h-index: 11

Book chapters

  • R. Gernert, S. A. M. Loos, K. Lichtner, and S. H. L. Klapp
    Feedback control of colloidal transport
    in Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems, ed. by Schöll, Klapp, Hövel (Springer, 2016),  www.springer.com/de/book/9783319280271, arXiv:1511.00413v2

  • A. Zakharova, S. A. M. Loos, J. Siebert, A. Gjurchinovski, J. C. Claussen, and E. Schöll
    Controlling chimera patterns in networks: interplay of structure, noise, and delay in Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems, ed. by Schöll, S. H. L. Klapp, P. Hövel (Springer, 2016),  www.springer.com/de/book/9783319280271

Conference preceedings

awards and grants

Individual Postdoc Stipendium by German Research Foundation - DFG (Walter-Benjamin program)   |   2022
24 months of funding to work as postdoctoral fellow at University of Cambridge, UK
Starting date June 1, 2022

Dissertation prize - SKM Dissertation prize by the German Physical Society   |   2021

Dissertation prize - Springer Thesis Award   |   2020

Dissertation prize - Carl Ramsauer Preis der physikalischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin   |   2020

Europhysics Letters - EPL poster prize   |   2019


 Physik-Studienpreis der Physikalischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin   |   2016
 - gefördert durch die Siemens AG -

Scholarship of Studenstiftung des Deutschen Volkes   |   2013-2015

Grants for study abroad by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes   |   2013-2014
6 month stay at Duke University, North Carolina, USA
in the group of Joshua Socolar

volunteering and public outreach

Nov 2019   |   Oranization of a Session on
''Nonequilibrium Systems in different fields: From extreme Rainfall to Black Holes''
at German Conference for Women in Physics, Berlin
Jun 2019   |   Speaker at Soapboxscience Event
May 2019   |   Speaker at Perspektivencafé, TU-Infotage
May 2018   |   Speaker at Perspektivencafé, TU-Infotage
Nov 2016   |   Speaker at German conference of Women in Physics


ICTP, International Center for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy


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