Dr. Felix Gaisbauer

Research Fellow

Felix Gaisbauer studied Physics and Philosophy at LMU Munich and earned his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in 2022. He is part of the research group "Digital News Dynamics" at Weizenbaum Institute, where he studies the use of computational methods to capture news-driven public debate online. His core research areas are network theory, modelling of complex systems and quantitative analysis of platform communication, e.g. on Twitter.




Max-Planck-Institut, Leipzig
  • Positions

    Research Fellow

    Research Group „Digital News Dynamics“


ODYCCEUS-Projekt (EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No. 732942)



Gaisbauer, Pournaki, Banisch, Olbrich: Ideological differences in engagement in public debate on Twitter. Plos one, 16(3), e0249241

Gaisbauer, Olbrich, Banisch: Dynamics of opinion expression. Phys. Rev. E 102, 4, 042303

Pournaki, Gaisbauer, Banisch, Olbrich: The twitter explorer: a framework for observing Twitter through interactive networks. Journal of Digital Social Research, 3(1), 106–118

Gaisbauer, Pournaki, Banisch, Olbrich: Grounding force-directed network layouts with latent space models. arXiv:2110.11772