Marder, Epstein & Volen Celebration on Nov. 17

Eve Marder & Irving Epstein University Professors

"Oscillators: Chemicals, Neurons and People: A Celebration of Eve Marder, Irving Epstein and the Volen National Center for Complex Systems”

November 17, 2019
Schwartz Auditorium, Schwartz

A celebration of Eve Marder and Irving Epstein being named University Professors and 30th anniversary of the founding of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17. The title of University Professor is the highest designation Brandeis bestows on a faculty member. The afternoon symposium, located in the Schwartz Auditorium, is open to the entire community.

Marder, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, studies the dynamics of small neuronal networks. Epstein, the Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry, focuses on nonlinear chemical dynamics, particularly pattern formation, oscillating reactions, chaos and the behavior of complex networks. Both professors were instrumental in the opening of the Volen Center building 25 years ago. The Center houses Neuroscience, Computer Science, Linguistics and Biochemistry faculty who are involved in the study of the brain and intelligence.

Celebration Agenda