LMS Society Meeting at the BMC 2019

Meeting Date: 
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019 - 16
Kathyrn Hess (EPFL)
Meeting Time: 

LMS Society Meeting at the British Mathematical Colloquium (BMC) 2019

The lecture is aimed at a general mathematical audience. All interested, whether LMS members or not, are most welcome to attend this event.

This day meeting takes place during the British Mathematical Colloquium 2019 from 8-11 April 2019


16.40  Opening of the Meeting & Society Business
17.00  Kathyrn Hess (EPFL)
Topological Adventures in Neuroscience
Over the past decade, and particularly over the past five years, research at the interface of topology and neuroscience has grown remarkably fast. Topology has, for example, been successfully applied to objective classification of neuron morphologies and to automatic detection of network dynamics. In this talk I will focus on the algebraic topology of brain structure and function, describing results obtained in collaboration with the Blue Brain Project on digitally reconstructed microcircuits of neurons in the rat cortex. I will also describe our on-going work on the topology of synaptic plasticity. The talk will include an overview of the Blue Brain Project and a brief introduction to the topological tools that we use.
The meeting will be followed immediately by a wine reception, as well as the BMC Colloquium Dinner.

Regisration: Please register for your place at the BMC here. Registration closed on 29 March 2019; £100, with a discounted rate of £60 for PhD students.

Colloquium Dinner:  The conference dinner will take place on the university campus on Wednesday 10th April and will cost £40. There are limited places, and you should book your place when you register.

Location and Further Details: Available here

The BMC is supported by the London Mathematical Society and the Heilbronn Institute. BMC2019 is organised in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute.