MSRI Hot Topics workshop: Topological Insights in Neuroscience

A virtual Hot Topics workshop on Topological Insights in Neuroscience will be hosted by MSRI, May 3 – 7, 2021.  The talks in this workshop will present a wide array of current applications of topology in neuroscience, including classification and synthesis of neuron morphologies, analysis of synaptic plasticity, algebraic analysis of the neural code, topological analysis of neural networks and their dynamics, topological decoding of neural activity, diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries, and topological biomarkers for psychiatric disease. Some of the talks will be devoted to promising new directions in algebraic topology that have been inspired by neuroscience.

Speakers include: 
• Ann Blevins (University of Pennsylvania)
• Benjamin Dunn (NTNU)(TBC)
• Daniela Egas Santander ( EPFL)
• Tim Gentner (Univ. California, San Diego)(TBC)
• Vladimir Itskov (Pennsylvania State University)
• Lida Kanari (EPFL)
• Matilde Marcolli (California Institute of Technology)
• Ezra Miller (Duke University)
• Konstantin Mischaikow (Rutgers University)
• Alice Patania (Indiana University)
• Jose Perea (Michigan State University)
• Xaq Pitkow (Rice University)(TBC)
• Manish Saggar (Stanford University School of Medicine)
• Martina Scolamiero (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))
• Tatyana Sharpee (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
• Katharine Turner (Australian National University)
• Bei Wang (University of Utah)
• Yusu Wang (Univ. California, San Diego)


Registration is now open, on the workshop webpage.  This workshop will be held online, in Pacific Standard Time.  The Zoom link will be provided at a later time. You must register for the workshop to receive the password. 


We look forward to welcoming you to the workshop!


Best wishes,
Carina Curto, Chad Giusti, Kathryn Hess, and Ran Levi

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