Ehud Ahissar (Rehovot, Israel), Dieter Jaeger (Atlanta, USA) and Maté Lengyel (Cambridge, UK)
This school teaches the central ideas, methods and practice of modern computational neuroscience. Its mission is to train the future generation of not only computational but also experimental neuroscientists, thus enabling the field to move towards more theory-driven and experimental-theoretical collaborative research. Our objective is to provide a broad overview of theoretical techniques, from the introductory to the more advanced that are critical for understanding and modeling the brain, and for designing and interpreting experiments. A range of theoretical topics is covered, including nonlinear dynamical systems, information theory, statistical physics, and numerical simulations. Importantly, these topics are not taught in a vacuum, but are consistently related to the broader field of experimental neuroscience (about a third of the faculty have a predominantly experimental background).
Applications open until March 31, 2014
Deadline EXTENDED: March 31, 2014
Venue: Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
Confirmed faculty: Ehud Ahissar (Rehovot, Israel), Merav Ahissar (Jerusalem, Israel), Peter Dayan (London, UK), Erik De Schutter (Okinawa, Japan), Sophie Denève (Paris, France), Michael Häusser (London, UK), Dieter Jaeger (Atlanta, USA), Maté Lengyel (Cambridge, UK), Zhaoping Li (London, UK), Christian Machens (Champalimaud, Portugal), Hans-Joachim Pflüger (Berlin, Germany), J. Kevin O'Regan (Paris, France), Astrid Prinz (Atlanta, USA), Bava Rubin (Barcelona, Spain), Erin Schuman (Frankfurt, Germany), Jochen Triesch (Frankfurt, Germany), Misha Tsodyks (Rehovot, Israel), Carl van Vreeswijk (Paris, France), Charles Wilson (San Antonio, USA), Daniel Wolpert (Cambridge, UK)