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FIAS Summer School Theoretical Neuroscience & Complex Systems (4-26 August 2007)

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    Announcement and Call for Applications: Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) Summer School on: Theoretical
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 2, 2007
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      Announcement and Call for Applications:

      Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) Summer School on:

      Theoretical Neuroscience & Complex Systems

      We invite applications for a three-week summer workshop that will be
      held in Frankfurt, Germany from Saturday, August 4 to Sunday, August
      26, 2007. The application deadline is Monday, April 30. Application
      instructions are described at the bottom of this document.


      Emery BROWN, Harvard and MIT, USA
      Peter DAYAN, Gatsby, England
      Sophie DENEVE, ISC and CNRS, France
      Yves FREGNAC*, CNRS, France
      Ralf GALUSKE, TU Darmstadt, Germany
      Wulfram GERSTNER, EPFL, Switzerland
      Rainer GOEBEL, Univ. Maastricht, Netherlands
      Christof KOCH*, Caltech, USA
      Wolfgang MAASS, TU Graz, Austria
      Christoph VON DER MALSBURG, FIAS, Germany
      Bartlett MEL*, USC, USA
      Matthias MUNK, MPI, Germany
      Sergio NEUENSCHWANDER, MPI, Germany
      Danko NIKOLIC, MPI, Germany
      Gordon PIPA, FIAS and MPI, Germany
      Kerstin SCHMIDT, MPI, Germany
      Terrence SEJNOWSKI, Salk Institute, USA
      Wolf SINGER, FIAS and MPI, Germany
      Jean-Jacques SLOTINE, MIT, USA
      Olaf SPORNS, Indiana Univ., USA
      Jochen TRIESCH, FIAS, Germany
      Misha TSODYKS, Weizmann Inst., Israel
      Peter UHLHAAS, MPI, Germany
      Carl VAN VREESWIJK, Rene Descartes Univ., France
      Cornelius WEBER, FIAS, Germany
      Michael WIBRAL, MPI, Germany
      Laurenz WISKOTT, HU Berlin, Germany


      GOALS and FORMAT:

      There is a deficiency in the exchange of ideas between theoretical
      physicists and experimental biologists. This arises from different
      background knowledge bases and viewpoints, even when addressing the
      same problem. The aim of the FIAS Summer School on Theoretical
      Neuroscience and Complex Systems is to provide a bridge linking
      experimentalists and theorists. The school also addresses the
      challenge of further developing theoretical concepts and transferring
      them into the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. The success of
      this will be dependent on the training of students that can bridge the
      different fields.

      The school comprises:
      - a 4-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
      - a social and cultural program

      For details see: http://fias.uni-frankfurt.de/neuro_school/


      FIAS organizes the summer school and covers the accommodation and the
      cultural program. Students have to pay a registration fee of 150 Euro.
      Students in need of financial support can apply for a limited number
      of reimbursements for travel expenses and waivers for the registration
      fee. Please indicate this in your application and provide an estimate
      of your travel expenses (in Euro).


      Students who have a bachelor, a master, a Ph.D., or other equivalent
      degrees can apply for this summer school. To apply, please provide
      two letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, as well as a one
      page description of a small project you would like work on.

      Information about applying and the summer school in general can be
      found at the website: http://www.fias.uni-frankfurt.de/neuro_school/

      Applications must include:

      - First name, last name, gender, affiliation, valid e-mail address
      - Two letters of recommendation
      - Curriculum Vitae
      - Project proposal (max. one page)
      - Optional: request for reimbursement of travel expenses
      - Optional: request for waiver for registration fees

      Please send your documents electronically to:

      The application deadline is April 30, 2006.
      Applicants will be notified by e-mail by May 26, 2006.

      For further information, please contact:

      Neuro School
      Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
      Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
      Max-von-Laue-Str. 1
      60438 Frankfurt am Main

      email: neuro_school@...-frankfurt.de
      tel: +49 69 798 47531
      fax: +49 69 798 47611
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