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Werner Reichardt Symposium

April 19, 2024 – April 19, 2024

Symposium on April 19, 2024 – registration open now

This symposium will be held in honor 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. The size of the room is limited, so it may not be possible to accommodate everyone in Tübingen, Germany.