Dec. 15, 2020

First EITN online workshop was a success!

EITN launched its first online workshop on the 3rd and 4th of December 2020: « Neural coding in high-dimensional, nonlinear systems » co-organized by Jennifer S. Goldman, Trang-Anh E. Nghiem, Alain Destexhe and Wolf Singer.

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Picture: « Neural coding in high-dimensional, nonlinear systems » workshop icon, Trang-Anh E. Nghiem & Jennifer S. Goldman.

Speakers included:

Sacha van ALBADA (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Selen ATASOY (University of Oxford)
Alain DESTEXHE  (Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique)
Leon GLASS (McGill University)
Jennifer GOLDMAN (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Julie GROLLIER (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/Thales Lab)
Hermann HAKEN (Universität Stuttgart, Institute of Theoretical Physics)
Viktor JIRSA (Aix-Marseille Université)
Randy MCINTOSH (University of Toronto)
Rosalyn MORAN (King's College London)
Trang-Anh NGHIEM (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Maris OZOLS (University of Amsterdam/QuSoft)
David RUELLE (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, University of Paris-Saclay)
Rava da SILVEIRA (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel)
Wolf SINGER  (Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Max Planck Society)
Sara SOLLA (Northwestern University)
Martin VINCK (Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Max Planck Society)

In this workshop, the organizers brought together researchers in neuroscience, mathematics, physics, and computer science to explore substrates promoting self-organization of neural dynamics, toward a robust understanding of neural codes important for reverse engineering next generation biomimetic computing architectures. The conference showcased the numerous contributions of theoretical and computation models of nonlinear dynamics to understand mechanisms underlying neural computation.  

The two-day meeting was interactive and energetic, in the spirit conserved from in-person EITN workshops, thanks to engaging speakers and dynamic attendees who participated with excellent questions and remarks from locations in 20 different countries. Considering the success of this workshop, the organization team is planning follow-ups including a collective paper and future conferences, to be held online until it will be safe to meet in-person again.