I studied physics at Potsdam University, Germany for my bachelor’s degree where I wrote a thesis on synchronization properties of uncoupled phase oscillators under the influence of common noise supervised by Arkady Pikovsky and Michael Rosenblum . I then did Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge, where I took courses in high energy physics and general relativity as well as in statistical field theory. My essay was about spontaneous symmetry breaking in low-dimensional systems and the Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transition. I then studied for my PhD in Mathematics with Rüdiger Thul and Paul C. Matthews at the University of Nottingham, UK. In 2015, I obtained my PhD with a thesis that dealt mainly with first-passage properties of integrate-and-fire neurons and general level crossing problems for stochastic processes.

In 2016, I moved to Ottawa, Canada, for a postdoc with André Longtin and Georg Northoff .

I joined the group of Raoul-Martin Memmesheimer in December 2017.

My main research interests are stochastic neural dynamics, neuronal adaptation, oscillations in networks of spiking neurons as well as learning and memory. I also work on the analysis of neural data recorded during behavioural experiments.

My personal homepage, with more information including my papers, can be found here: wilhelmbraun.github.io.