The Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) is organizing a
PENS-Blackwell Summer School on: Theoretical Neuroscience & Complex Systems
Frankfurt, Germany, August 2-24, 2008

Applications are invited for this three-week summer school from graduate
students and post-docs in experimental and computational neuroscience
and theoretical physics. Up to 30 students will be accepted.
The school is supported by PENS – the Programme of European
Neuroscience Schools, an IBRO-FENS collaboration.
Application deadline: Monday, April 7.
Scientific Directors:
W. Maass, C. von der Malsburg, G. Pipa,
W. Singer, J. Triesch, M. Tsodyks
Lecturers and Tutors Include:
* Dana Ballard, UT Austin, USA
* Emery Brown, Harvard/MIT, Cambridge, USA
* Yang Dan, UC Berkeley, USA
* Sophie Deneve, CNRS, France
* Rodney Douglas, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
* Wulfram Gerstner, EPFL, Switzerland
* Ann Graybiel, MIT, USA
* Mary Hayhoe, UT Austin, USA
* Jurgen Kurths, University of Potsdam, Germany,
* Jorg Lucke, FIAS, Germany
* Wolfgang Maass, Technische Universitat, Graz, Austria
* Christoph von der Malsburg, FIAS, Germany
* Sergio Neuenschwander, MPIH, Germany
* Danko Nikolic, MPIH, Germany
* Gordon Pipa, FIAS and MPIH, Germany
* Austra Saudargiene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
* Kerstin Schmidt, MPIH, Germany
* Wolf Singer, MPIH, Germay
* Olaf Sporns, Indiana University, USA
* Jochen Triesch, FIAS, Germany
* Peter Uhlhaas, MPIH, Germany
* Raul Vicente, FIAS and MPIH, Germany
* Cornelius Weber FIAS, Germany
* Michael Wibral, MPIH, Germany
* Kai Willadsen, FIAS, Germany
* Junmei Zhu, FIAS, Germany
mathematical and biological foundations of theoretical neuroscience;
analysis of neural data; modelling of neurons and small networks;
plasticity and learning; modelling higher cognitive functions,
- a 3-day pre-school to establish a common foundation and language
- daily lectures by renowned international faculty
- hands-on work on self-defined projects in interdisciplinary groups
- round table discussions
- a social and cultural program
Registration Fees, Travel Expenses and Waivers:
The school covers the expenses for accommodation and the cultural
program. Students will have to pay a registration fee of 400 EURO. A
small number of grants are available for students who need support for
their travel expenses and a waiver for the registration fee. They are
primarily intended for students from disadvantaged regions. If you
consider applying for financial support, please indicate this in your
application. We also need an estimate of your travel expenses (in
For further information, please contact:
Neuro School
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Ruth-Moufang-Str. 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main
tel: +49 69 798 47601
fax: +49 69 798 47611

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