Felix Gaisbauer

Welcome to my website.
I am a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, and part of the Odycceus project. I investigate which content, social groups and opinions become visible in (online) discourse, and which ones do not. My research has focused on theory-guided quantitative analyses and mathematical models up to now, and has included game theory, agent-based modelling, network theory, reinforcement learning, and data analysis with Python. I am also interested in qualitative approaches.


Ideological differences in engagement in public debate on Twitter. FG, Armin Pournaki, Sven Banisch and Eckehard Olbrich. Plos one, 16(3), e0249241.

Grounding force-directed network layouts with latent space models. FG, Armin Pournaki, Sven Banisch and Eckehard Olbrich. arXiv:2110.11772.

Dynamics of opinion expression. FG, Eckehard Olbrich and Sven Banisch. Phys. Rev. E 102, 042303.

The twitter explorer: a framework for observing Twitter through interactive networks. Armin Pournaki, FG, Sven Banisch and Eckehard Olbrich. Journal of Digital Social Research, 3(1), 106–118. Try out the twitter explorer here.

How social feedback processing in the brain shapes collective opinion processes in the era of social media. Sven Banisch, FG and Eckehard Olbrich. Preprint here.


2018 - present: PhD student at MPI MiS Leipzig
2012 - 2018: BSc/MSc in Physics at LMU Munich
2013 - 2017: BA in Philosophy (minor: Law) at LMU Munich


Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
felix.gaisbauer [at] mis.mpg.de