Starts 10 Jul 2019
Ends 12 Jul 2019
Central European Time
ICTP
Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 MAY 2019

Animals have to move in order to accomplish fundamental tasks such as foraging, migration and mating. They navigate the environment by collecting information through their senses, integrating the different inputs and generating a motor response that finally results in efficient search strategies.

How do different organisms solve similar problems? Are there unifying principles? How are neural circuits organized so as to direct appropriate behavior? Can animal behavior provide useful inspiration for robotics applications? Can results from decision-making theory improve our understanding of animal behavior? How can physical and mathematical modeling contribute to advance our knowledge?

This workshop aims at gathering physicists, biologists, neuroscientists, and computer scientists to offer their diverse perspectives and explore new directions for research and opportunities for collaborations in this rapidly developing field.


 
Invited Speakers include:

Jelle ATEMA, Boston U.
Mahesh M. BANDI, OIST
Vikas BHANDAWAT, Duke U.
Ring CARDÉ, UC Riverside
Jérôme CASAS, U. Tours
Ofer FEINERMAN, Weizmann
Andrea FLACK, MPI
Anna GAGLIARDO, U. Pisa
Daniel GOLDMAN, Gerogia Tech
Nick GRAVISH, UC San Diego
David L. HU, Georgia Tech
Henrik MOURITSEN, Oldenburg U.
Katherine NAGEL, NYU
Ran NATHAN, The Hebrew U. of Jerusalem
Sharad RAMANATHAN, Harvard U.
Aravinthan D.T. SAMUEL, Harvard U.
Greg J. STEPHENS, VU Amsterdam
Henri WEIMERSKIRCH, CNRS Chizé

 

Organizers

Massimo Vergassola (UCSD), Local Organiser: Antonio Celani

Co-sponsors