[Comp-neuro] Physics of Neural Systems at the 2016 March Meeting of American Physical Society, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18

Nemenman, Ilya ilya.nemenman at emory.edu
Sat Oct 10 05:26:04 CEST 2015

Dear Colleagues:

The 2016 American Physical Society (APS) March meeting (March 14-18, 2016; Baltimore, MD) will again emphasize “Physics of Neural Systems” in its program. We expect multiple sessions resulting from this focus topic, addressing recent advances in understanding of the structure and the dynamics of neural circuits responsible for sensing, memory, and motor output. Invited and Focus sessions of relevance to neuroscientists will include, among others,
1. Large Scale Neuroscience Projects
2. Theoretical physics and networks of real neurons
3. Inference in Biophysics
4. Principles of Cell-to-Cell communication
5. Brain Morphology and Mechanics: From Cortex Folding to Neuronal Growth to Compression Stiffening
6. Robophysics: physics meets robotics
7. Physics of sensorimotor neural circuits
8. Neural control of behavior
9. Maximum entropy models: a promising link between statistical physics, inference, and biology
10. Critical transitions in biological systems

Some of the invited speakers include:
Vijay Balasubramanian (U Pennsylvania)
William Bialek (Princeton U)
Gwyneth Card (Janelia Farm)
David van Essen (Washington U, St. Loius)
Adrienne Fairhall (U Washington)
Surya Ganguli (Stanford U)
Mark Goldman (UC Davis)
Alexei Koulakov (CSHL)
Thierry Mora (ENS)
Stephanie Palmer (U Chicago)
Hanchuan Peng (Allen Institute)
Terry Sejnowski (Salk Institute)
Naftali Tishby (Hebrew U)
Gasper Tkacik (IST Austria)
and others.

We are now accepting abstract submissions for contributed talks on a broad range of topics on the intersection of physics and neuroscience, such as quantitative experimental protocols, modeling of neural dynamics, analysis of collective computation in neural circuits, and others.

March meeting abstract submission website: http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/scientific/index.cfm
Abstract submission deadline: November 6, 2015, 5:00pm EST

APS March meeting is the largest physics meeting in the world, attracting about 10,000 physicists. At the meeting, the APS Division of Biological Physics supports one of the largest and scientifically diverse programs on the interface of physics and biology, from molecular and cellular biophysics, to computational neuroscience and population dynamics, featuring typically more than 600 talks every year.

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts. If you have any questions about neuroscience at the March Meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact Ilya Nemenman (ilya.nemenman at emory.edu).


Ilya Nemenman

Associate Professor of Physics and Biology
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Chair-elect, Division of Biological Physics (DBIO)
American Physical Society (APS)


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