Max Falkenberg

I am a cross-disciplinary researcher based in the Department of Mathematics at City, University of London as part of the IRIS Academic Coalition. I am also a visiting Fellow in the Institute for Sustainable Resources at UCL. I completed my PhD in the Physics of Complex Systems at Imperial College London in 2022. 

My research focuses on computational social science with a particular interest in the structural underpining of opinion polarisation. I have published 10 peer-reviewed papers (8 as first author, 1 as senior) including in Nature Climate Change, Physical Review E, Physical Review Research, Communications Physics and Proceedings of the Royal Society B. My work has been covered extensively in the media including in The Guardian, The Times, The Spectator, RAI TV in Italy and on BBC World Service Radio.

I have an interest in science policy having written articles for political think-tanks and for the LSE climate blog. I spent three months as a policy analyst working in the UK Houses of Parliament for the EFRA Select Committee.