Symposium in Honor of John Rinzel

Time and Location:

May 03, 2024 at 2PM; Location TBA



1:30 – 1:45pm Introductions & Remarks
André Fenton (CNS Chair)
Russel E. Caflisch (Courant Institute Director)
Larry Abbott (Columbia University)

1:45 – 2:15pm Bart Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
“The geometry of neuronal excitability 35 years later”

2:15 – 2:45pm Eric Shea-Brown (University of Washington)
“More than the sum of our parts: John Rinzel and the heterogeneous network”

2:45 – 3:15pm Shihab Shamma (University of Maryland)
“What John taught me about the cochlea...and COMMUTING!”

3:15 – 3:45pm Break

3:45 – 4:15pm Chengcheng Huang (University of Pittsburgh)
“Neuromechanistic models for auditory perception”

4:15 – 4:45pm Brent Doiron (University of Chicago)
“Rate, recurrence and reliability for Rinzel”

4:45 – 5:00pm Closing Remarks
Xiao-Jing Wang
John Rinzel

5:00 – 6:30pm Public Reception
Meyer, Room 102


Friday, May 3rd at 2:00pm | 4 Washington Place 636

The Center for Neural Science is hosting an event to honor John Rinzel, Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics, who will be transitioning to Emeritus status after the spring semester. The symposium will include talks by Brent Doiron, Bard Ermentrout, Chengcheng Huang, Shihab Shamma, and Eric Shea-Brown. These talks will be followed by a reception celebrating Professor Rinzel's pioneering work in computational neuroscience.