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Special events

Conference on Neural Dynamics and Computation in honor of John Rinzel.

Conference on Neural Dynamics and Computation
held in honor of John Rinzel
at the Courant Institute, New York University, June 13-14, 2009

Sponsors:  NSF; Courant Institute, NYU; Center for Neural Science, NYU;
Swartz Foundation

Speakers:  Victoria Booth, Catherine Carr, Jack Cowan, Sharon Crook, Bard Ermentout, Joe Keller, David McLaughlin, Michael O'Donovan, Charlie Peskin, Dan Sanes, Shihab Shamma, Arthur Sherman, Wilfrid Rall, David Terman, Leo van Hemmen, Xiao-Jing Wang

Conference Flyer: flyer.pdf

Students/postdocs presenting a poster: please apply by emailing by 3/20/09, with (1) Name, home institution, position, email, (2) three-paragraph poster abstract and (3) note of support from advisor/mentor.  Travel awards, all giving partial support, will be announced by 4/1/09.

***REGISTRATION INFORMATION (free of charge, thanks to generous sponsors)***
Instructions:  please send email to Elizabeth Rodriguez,, with:
1. Name, home institution, position, email.

Washington Square Hotel
Group Code 61209
103 Waverly Place, NY, NY 10011
12 Renovated Deluxe rooms for 3 nights = $258 + tax per night

Club Quarters Hotel - Downtown (Wall Street)
Group code is NYU612
52 William Street, NY, NY 10005
25 Standard rooms for 3 nights = $199 + tax per night

** Talks and poster session held at
Courant Institute, New York University
251 Mercer St.
New York, NY
(Talks in ground floor conference room 109; posters in 13th floor lounge)

** Banquet nearby, at NYU Torch Club:
18 Waverly Place
New York, NY

Travel information:

Talks will be held morning-late afternoon evening on 6/13 and until approximately 5 PM on 6/14; Poster reception and banquet will be held evening of 6/13.
Click here for Schedule

Local committee:  Charlie Peskin and Dan Tranchina
Organizers:  Brent Doiron ( and Eric Shea-Brown ( ).