This collaborative effort will involve a new multi-university seminar series focused on advances in neuroscience. The Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series will highlight trainees and junior faculty from groups traditionally underrepresented in neuroscience at Big Ten Universities. Participating universities include the University of Iowa, Indiana University, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Rutgers, Purdue and Penn State. Each month will feature one Big Ten institution. Seminars are scheduled for the 3rd Friday of each month from noon-1 p.m., Central time. The inaugural seminar was on Friday January 22nd and featured University of Iowa postdoctoral scholar Calvin Carter and Assistant Professor Rainbo Hultman. For the Zoom webinar, register here. If you have questions, please contact University of Iowa's Aislinn Williams or Andrew Frank.
Upcoming seminar dates:
Friday, Feb. 19: Indiana U
Friday, March 19: U of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign
Friday, April 16: Rutgers U
Friday, May 21: Purdue U
Friday, June 18: Penn State U
No seminars in July/August; resuming Sept-Dec.
The IU physics department has several faculty members whose research blends physics and neuroscience. These include the labs of John Beggs and Gerardo Ortiz (using statistical physics to understand activity in populations of neurons), Rob de Ruyter (using information theory and psychophysics to understand sensory perception), and Jorge Jose (using physics to understand human movement). These activities also fall within the broader efforts at IU which are part of the broader Neuroscience program. Information can be found at https://neuroscience.indiana.edu/ and Labs & Resources: Research: Program in Neuroscience: Indiana University Bloomington .