Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 16:00 to 16:50
Location: 
Kidder Hall 364

Speaker Info

Institution: 
University of Delaware
Abstract: 

Experimental techniques in neuroscience are evolving rapidly, and modern labs produce unprecedented amounts of data about the structure and function of the brain at every level. The complexity, nonlinearity, and multiscale nature of the neural systems being studied makes many traditional methods for analysis inappropriate, and even posing the questions of interest quantitatively is often difficult. In this talk, I will explain how topology provides a natural language for many of these questions and analyses, particularly with regard to how the brain encodes and processes information. No prior knowledge of neuroscience or topology will be needed.