Talking Science with Adrienne Fairhall

Talking Science is a unique opportunity to meet and talk about neuroscience with a leading researcher in an informal atmosphere - a two-day program for the PhD students of LMU, TUM, and the MPIs.

This year's guest is Adrienne Fairhall (Professor of computational neuroscience at the University of Washington).

Adrienne Fairhall is a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle. She is the co-director of the Computational Neuroscience Program and of the UW Institute for Neuroengineering, has directed the Marine Biological Lab (MBL) course “Methods in Computational Neuroscience” and, together with Prof. Rajesh Rao, offered the first massive open online course (MOOC) in computational neuroscience on Coursera (2013).

She obtained her Honors degree in theoretical physics from the Australian National University and a PhD in statistical physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1998). After that, she received her postdoctoral training at the NEC Research Institute, Princeton, with Bill Bialek and at Princeton University with Michael Berry.

Her work focuses on the mathematical and physical principles that govern information coding and transmission in the nervous system, with a particular interest in the interplay between neural coding and cellular and circuit dynamics, such as adaptation processes. Through collaborations with experimental labs, the Fairhall lab develops mathematical and statistical analysis and modeling methods to understand these aspects.

The program consists of two talks and round table discussions on science and life in science. Additionally, there are spots for lunch or dinner with Prof. Fairhall. Sign up HERE!

Monday, 25.11.2019 at 17:00 LMU Biocenter B01.019
Julius Bernstein Lecture: Decoding Complex Representations in Dopamine
Tuesday, 26.11.2019 at 9:00 LMU Biocenter B01.015
Round Table Discussions
Tuesday, 26.11.2019 at 13:00 LMU Biocenter D00.003
Open Discussion Forum: The State of Theory in Neuroscience
Matteo Carandini (UCL)
Christof Koch (Allen Institute for Brain Science) - cancelled
Gina Turrigiano (Brandeis University)
Gilles Laurent (MPI for Brain Research)
Ed Boyden (MIT)
Larry Abbott (Columbia University)
Nikos Logothetis (MPI for Biological Cybernetics)
May-Britt Moser (Kavli Institute of Systems Neuroscience)
Karel Svoboda (Janelia Research Campus)
Markus Meister (Caltech)

Talking Science is made possible through the generous support of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich and organized by: