Mobility and Covid-19

We analyze and monitor mobility and contacts in Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mobility monitor

Contact monitor

About the project

In the Covid-19 Mobility Project, we study movement flows obtained from anonymized mobile phone data.

By looking at mobility we can measure how the population reacts to the pandemic, what the effects of different measures are, and use computer models to estimate how this will affect the pandemic.

You can explore mobility for yourself in the Mobility Monitor
More in-depth analyses can be found in our Reports.

Our results are featured in the following publication:

Schlosser, F., Maier, B. F., Jack, O., Hinrichs, D., Zachariae, A., & Brockmann, D. (2021).
COVID-19 lockdown induces disease-mitigating structural changes in mobility networks.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(52), 32883–32890.

Research on Complex Systems

Our research focuses on the dynamics of infectious diseases.

We develop integrative, computational and network models, numerical methods and application-oriented computer simulations of complex contagion phenomena and disease spread.

In this context, we try to improve our understanding and predict the dynamics of infectious diseases using methods from dynamical systems theory, complexity theory, complex network science, game theory and theoretical physics in a transdisciplinary approach.

You can find more information about our work on our website.



Clara Jongen

Master student


Frank Schlosser

Scientific Project Lead


Olivia Jack

Researcher, Visual Artist


Susi Gottwald

Project Manager

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