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14th Summer Course on Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen - Mathematical approaches to neural circuit dynamics

The orchestrated interplay of thousands of nerve cells represents, processes and stores information in the cortex. Technological advances like optogenetics, connectomics and cellular resolution imaging provide tools to observe and manipulate the activity of a vast number of neurons. These developments open new avenues for the interplay of theory and experiment in neuroscience and promote the development of mathematical approaches for the systematic dissection and understanding of network processing. The Göttingen advanced computational neuroscience summer school provides focused training on cutting edge theoretical concepts and ideas in this field.

September 6th - 16th 2016

Aim of the course

The school features intensive lectures and advanced theoretical problem work by world leading experts. In contrast to most other courses in computational neuroscience, it is designed for participants with a mathematical and quantitative background.

Experimental opening speaker

  • 6/9 Gilles Laurent, MPI for brain research, Frankfurt

    • Theory main speakers

      • 7/9 & 8/9 Magnus Richardson, University of Warwick, Warwick
      • 9/9 & 10/9 Moritz Helias, Jülich Research Center, Jülich
      • 12/9 & 13/9 Misha Tsodyks, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot
      • 14/9 & 15/9 Vijay Balasubramanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

      • Senior evening speakers

          Course details

          The school consists of consecutive two day thematic blocks dedicated to a particular theoretical approach to neural circuit dynamics. Each lecturer will give a self-contained introduction to his/her particular theoretical approach in two sets of morning lectures. In the afternoon, participants will work on problem sets designed to develop proficiency in these theoretical tools and approaches, for an in-depth understanding of the mathematical techniques presented earlier that day. Every second day, participants will present the results of their problems sets followed by a closing discussion lead by the lecturer in charge. A laid back style evening lecture by a senior scientist will take place right after that.


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          Registration closed

          Registration is open until June 24th.
          200 € registration fee.
          The sponsor will provide lodging expenses during the course.
          A limited amount of travel grants is available (please contact us).

          -- organized by 
          Agostina Palmigiano
          Joscha Liedtke
          Manuel Schottdorf
          Rainer Engelken
          Jens Wilting

          -- adminstration by  Ayse Bolik
          Viktoria Novak

          Can be asked via our contact form.

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