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Symposium: Biophysics of perception, October 23, 2017

Mechanisms, neuronal information processing, and behavioral response

Monday, October 23, 2017 at TUM Physik Department, Garching

Symposium (Hörsaal 3)

  • 09:00 Welcome and Introduction by Andreas Herz
  • 09:10 Ad Aertsen (University of Freiburg) Neuroscience: a long journey from physics to neurophysics
  • 09:45 Richard Kempter (HU Berlin) Lessons learned in and from the barn owl

10:20 Coffee Break

  • 11:00 Christian Leibold (LMU Munich) From sound localization to hippocampal network dynamics
  • 11:35 Jacob Engelmann (Bielefeld University) There and back again: The enigmatic lateral-line map
  • 12:10 Horst Bleckmann (University of Bonn) The lateral-line system of fish: Structure, function, and biomimetic applications

12:45 Lunch

  • 14:00 Sabine Schwarz (Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg) Biological Cybernetics – Journal history and highlights
  • 14:15 Reimer Kühn (King’s College London) Cell reprogramming modelled as transitions in a hierarchy of cell cycles
  • 14:50 Andreas Herz (LMU Munich) Population vector, quo vadis?
  • 15:25 Leo van Hemmen (TU München) Closing remarks

15:45 Coffee Break

Munich Physics Colloquium (Hörsaal 2)

  • 16:15 Welcome by Martin Zacharias
  • 16:20 Wulfram Gerstner (EPFL Lausanne) What are the learning rules of the brain?
  • 17:20 Eugene Chudnovsky (The City University of New York) Spin tunneling and quantum Einstein-de Haas effect

18:30 Dinner at the Physik Department


Technische Universität München
Physik Department
James-Franck-Straße 1
85748 Garching

Directions. There are direct public transport connections from within the Munich area via subway or bus. The Physics Department is located less than 500 m north-east of the subway station “Garching-Forschungszentrum” (terminal stop) of line U6. For more information follow this link.


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