Werner Reichardt Symposium
Symposium on April 19, 2024 - registration open now
This symposium will be held in honour of the centenary of the birth of Werner Reichardt, the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and a pioneer in the fields of vision science and what is now known as computational neuroscience.
Reichardt's own research focused on information processing in the nervous system of flies, with a particular focus on understanding motion. Together with his three co-directors at the Institute, Valentino Braitenberg, Kuno Kirschfeld, and Karl G. Götz, Reichardt contributed seminal concepts, results and methods.
Since then, many colleagues have continued along the lines that he and his colleagues established, contributing notably to the modern landscape. The symposium will offer an opportunity to look backwards and forwards, covering new developments, ideas, and hypotheses, with sessions dedicated to general discussions and a program designed to promote interactions.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Alexander Borst, MPI for Biological Intelligence
- Gwyneth Card, Columbia University
- Martin Egelhaaf, Bielefeld University
- Lisa Fenk, MPI for Biological Intelligence
- Kuno Kirschfeld, MPI for Biological Cybernetics
- Tomaso Poggio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Srini Turaga, Janelia Research Campus
The symposium will be hybrid. Please register here and indicate whether you plan to come in person or attend online. The size of the room is limited, so it may not be possible to accommodate everyone in Tübingen.