This is the presence for the International Conference Third Infinity 2013 organised by doctoral students of the International Max Planck Research School for Physics of Biological and Complex Systems (IMPRS-PBCS).
It aims on early career researchers and PhD students working in the field.
The field of Physics may be divided today in three sub-categories: infinitely big (relativity and astronomy), infinitely small (quantum mechanics and particle physics) and infinitely complex (complex systems and biophysics). The conference Third Infinity focuses on the latter and most recently adressed infinity.
Like in no other field, in Complex Systems and Biophysics, Theory, Simulation and Experiments go hand in hand. Third Infinity incorporates these perspectives by having international speakers and students with different backgrounds. The primary focus being mainly from the diverse fields of non-linear dynamical systems, brain as a complex system, experimental biophysics and robotics.
This conference will give an insight of current successful scientific research around the globe from the field of Biophysics and Complex Systems. In addition to informative and inspiring talks from leading researchers of the field, the conference will also focus on providing early career researchers and PhD students with insights on how to approach scientific problems in a simple and intelligent manner. Overall this conference aims to provide a platform for scientific exchange between senior scientists and young researchers from all over the world to discuss their research and form networks.
PhD students and young researchers from everywhere are invited to apply as participants. Third infinity will have poster sessions during which participants are encouraged to present their ongoing work and engage in valuable exchange of ideas and discussions. Details of abstract submission to be announced soon.
Along with the opportunity to learn from and network with leading researchers, Third infinity also aims to provide input to young researchers in the field of Biophysics and Complex Systems on their career in science and beyond. Program to be announced.
Third Infinity 2013 will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. The city of Göttingen in the middle of Germany founded in the 10th century, is one of the oldest university towns. Along with the prestigious Georg-August Universität and five different Max Planck Institutes, Göttingen offers an unique setting for a conference in the field of Biophysics and Complex Systems.
Thursday 17th October, 9:30 - 10:30
Friday 18th October, 9:00 - 10:30
With opening by Helmut Grubmüller
Friday 18th October, 18:00
|Name||Affiliation||Topic of talk|
|Igor Sokolov||Humboldt University Berlin||Physics and mathematics of anomalous diffusion|
|Karl Friston||UCL London||Life as we know it|
|Etienne Hugues (per pro Gustavo Deco)||Universitat Pompeu Fabra||Resting Brains Never Rest: Computational Insights|
|Wolfgang Maass||TU Graz, Austria||Stochastic computation in cortical microcircuit models|
|Jun Morimoto||ATR, BMI Lab Japan||Brain-robot Interfaces for Exoskeleton Robot Control - Re-inforcement learning|
|Auke Ijspeert||Biorobotics Lab, EPFL, Lausanne||Central pattern generators for controlling locomotion: from biology to robotics|
|Vinod Subramaniam||FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam||Getting A Grip On Alpha-Synuclein Amyloid Oligomers|
|Everett Lipman||UCSB, California||Probing the Mechanism of a Single Motor Protein with Molecular Instrumentation|
|Ambarish Ghosh||IISc, Bangalore India||Optical and hydrodynamical effects in chiral nanostructures and their interplay|
|Julie Suzanne Biteen||University of Michigan||Peering into cells One molecule at a time: super-resolution studies of biomol. structure & dynamics in living bacteria|
|Eytan Domany||Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot||Moving from Physics to Biology: the Upsides, Downsides & Unexpected Sides|
|Name||Affiliation||Topic of talk|
|Christian Tetzlaff||Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen||The interaction of synaptic plasticity and scaling and their role in memory formation|
|Oliver Nagel||University of Potsdam||Influence of confined one-dimensional amoeboid motion on cytoskeletal polarization|
|Michael T. Dirnberger||Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken||Physarum computing: slime on shortest path|
|Jürgen Riedel||Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg||Quantifying emulation for computation universality in cellular automata|
|Enzo Tagliazucchi||Goethe University Frankfurt am Main||Human consciousness in the lens of statistical physics|
|Anna Chizik||IIIrd Institute of Physics, Goettingen||Imaging of the single particles transition dipole moment using cylindrical vector beams|
Thursday (17th Oct)
Friday (18th Oct)
Saturday (19th Oct)
8:00 - 9:00
Registration + Coffee
Registration + Coffee
9:00 - 9:30
Opening by organizers
Opening by Helmut Grubmüller
9:30 - 10:30
Keynote 1: Karl Friston
Keynote 2: Eytan Domany
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
Student Talks Day 3:
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch break + Coffee
14:30 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:30
Student Talks Day 1:
Student Talks Day 2:
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:30
Beer, Brezels and Soup
20:30 - 22:00
Beer in town at
|Sakya Dasgupta||Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen||speakers and sponsors||dasgupta AT thirdinfinity DOT mpg.de|
|Christian Blau||Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry||registration and logistics||cblau AT thirdinfinity DOt mpg dot de|
|Clemens N. Buss||Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization||head organizer||cbuss ät thirdinfinity.mpg DOT de|
|Siddarth Ghosh||Göttingen University||speakers and sponsors||sghosh AT thirdinfinity DOT mpg.de|
|David Köpfer||Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry||PR and finance||dkoepfe AT thirdinfinity.mpg DOT DE|