ihp2002: Neuroscience and Computation


January 7 - April 12, 2002

Centre Emile Borel - Institut Henri Poincaré
11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie - 75005 Paris

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A three month program on computational neuroscience will be hosted by the Emile Borel Center of Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP) from January 7 to April 12, 2002. Lectures by international faculty invited on a long term basis will be given to local graduate students interested in modelling, with background in either biology or mathematics/physics, as part of existing degree courses in cognitive sciences, applied mathematics, and neuroscience. These lectures are more generally open to students and researchers interested in computanional neuroscience. In addition, seminars and several specialized workshops will be organized. There will be ample opportunity of fruitful interactions between participants, both experimentalists and theorists. The proceedings of the trimester will be published as a special issue of J. Physiol. (Paris). A limited amount of fellowships will be available for PhD students.

The IHP is located in the very center of Paris near several research institutes and scientific universities (Ecole Normale Superieure, College de France, Institut Curie, ESPCI, IBPC, Universities Paris 5, 6 and 7,...). Invited lecturers will be hosted either by the IHP, nearby research institutes or institutes in the paris area (Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS Campus Gif-sur-Yvette, Université Paris XI)

The Henri Poincaré Institute organizes at the Centre Emile Borel thematic semesters or trimesters, usually in mathematics and theoretical physics (see http://www.ihp.jussieu.fr/index-ceb.html). The organizing comittee of the IHP has recently decided to broaden the themes of the sessions to other disciplines than mathematics and physics.

Lectures, seminars and workshops will discuss both experimental and theoretical aspects of computational neuroscience. The focus will be on the study of the dynamics at the synaptic, neural and network levels, of collective phenomena, and statistical aspects in the analysis of neural systems. Several topics of interest will be the subjects of specialized workshops:

From synaptic to brain imaging (14-16 January 2002)

Homeostasis, plasticity and learning: from experiments to algorithms
(4-6 March 2002 - program and registration).

Functional representations and dynamics of cell assemblies
(8-10 April 2002 - program and registration)

A weekly seminar will take place on wednesdays at 11 am (see the detailed program for these and other seminars).

Long term visitors and other participants

Detailed program of the trimester
(seminars, workshops, lectures, week by week)

(program and lecture notes)


Those interested in participating are invited to contact the secretary of the Centre Emile Borel:
Tel: (33/0)1 44 27 67 75
Fax: (33/0)1 44 07 09 37
e-mail: neurocomp@ihp.jussieu.fr

To receive updates of the scientific program, send an e-mail containing the single word subscribe to infoneuro-request@ihp.jussieu.fr

Web site: http://www.lps.ens.fr/~risc/ihp2002/english.html

Contact with the organizers: brunel@ihp.jussieu.fr


Nicolas Brunel
Neurophysique et Physiologie du Système Moteur
UFR biomédicale des Saints Pères, Université Paris 5
Laboratoire de Physique Statistique
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

Yves Frégnac
Unité de Neurosciences Intégratives et Computationnelles
CNRS, Gif sur Yvette

Claude Meunier
Neurophysique et Physiologie du Système Moteur
UFR biomédicale des Saints Pères, Université Paris 5

Jean-Pierre Nadal
Laboratoire de Physique Statistique
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

Long-term participants

January February March April
7-11 14-18 21-25 28-31 4-8 11-15 18-22 25-28 4-8 11-15 18-22 25-29 1-5 8-12
  Workshop             Workshop         Workshop
                    Ad Aertsen
                Angel Caputi
          Peter Dayan   P. Dayan     P. Dayan  
                    Eberhard Fetz
                    Peter Latham
                    Gilles Laurent
      Z. Li     Z. Li       Zhaoping Li  
            Henry Markram        
David McCormick
  Nestor Parga                
Alexandre Pouget
              Michel Talagrand      
  Misha Tsodyks
Xiao-Jing Wang

Non-exhaustive list of other participants

H. Bergmann, D. Debanne, J. Donoghue, O. Faugeras, R. Frackowiak, D. Golomb, A. Grinvald, D. Hansel, T. Kenet, F. Kruggel, D. Le Bihan, G. Le Masson, I. Llano, P.-M. Lledo, B. Lutkenhoner, A. Marty, J. Mosher, L. Nowak, S. Otani, D. Pinto, J.-B. Poline, J.-C. Poncer, M.-M. Poo, B. Poucet, B. Renaud, I. Segev, D. Shulz, S. Wiener.

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