Sarah A. M. Loos

about me

Full CV

I am a postdoctoral fellow with Marie-Curie scholarship working at DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK in the group of Mike Cates. 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 processes

  • Nonlinear dynamics

  • Nonequilibrium phase transitions

final theses

Doctoral Thesis   |   Stochastic systems with time delay - probabilistic and thermodynamic descriptions of non-Markovian processes far from equilibrium
at TU Berlin, March 2020, Reviewers: Sabine Klapp and Klaus Kroy
Grade: summa cum laude ("with highest honors")
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, being in the nature, 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

Successful application for Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA) by the European Commission   |   2022
24 months of funding to work as postdoctoral fellow at University of Cambridge, UK

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

Funding from Joachim-Herz Stiftung to organize a Workshop together with Dr Rico Berner (HU Berlin) and Dr Jakub Sawicki (PIK)
Workshop on ''Adaptivity in nonlinear dynamical systems'' at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Sept 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 during Master studies   |   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


DAMTP, Univeristy of Cambridge
Wilberforce Road
Cambridge CB3 0WA, UK


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