2023-T1B Random processes in the brain: From experimental data to Math and back


  • Antonio Galves
  • Christophe Pouzat
  • Dasha Loukianova
  • Eva Löcherbach
  • João Alexandre Peschanski



Random processes in the brain: From experimental data to Math and back, Paris:

February 27th to April 7th, 2023.

The staff, researchers and collaborators of the “Center for Research, Innovation and Scientific Diffusion in Neuromathematics (NeuroMat)” are deeply saddened to inform you of Antonio Galves passing, which occurred on September 5 in Campinas, Brazil.

Antonio played a central role in modern developments in probability, both theoretically and in its applications.

He thus made a decisive contribution to the trajectory approach to metastability, to the selection of statistical models for Markov chains with variable memory and to systems of interacting particles.

He was much more than a colleague: a lively, charming, generous and dear friend, endowed with a great curiosity that nourished and stimulated his insatiable scientific mind. Curiosity which led him to take an interest, for example, in the mathematical modeling of a linguistic subject: the rhythmic differences of European and Brazilian Portuguese, a subject on which he collaborated with his wife Charlotte Galves, Professor at the University from Campinas. Curiosity which pushed him to devote the last ten years of his life to working hard on the development of mathematical neuroscience, a new “playing field” in which he had a major and extremely active role. This led him to propose and then direct the NeuroMat project.

Many of us had the joy of sharing several weeks with him this year, at the Henri Poincaré Institute, part of the T1B-2023 Thematic Programme “Random processes in the brain: From experimental data to Math and back”. These weeks seem very short to us in retrospect: we will miss Antonio a lot.

Main scientific event:

February 27th to April 7th, 2023: Random processes in the brain : From experimental data to Math and back (IHP, Paris)


March 6-10, 2023: Structural learning by the brain (IHP, Paris)
March 27-31, 2023: Networks of spiking neurons (IHP, Paris)

Preparatory process:

Pathways to the 2023 IHP thematic program Random Processes in the Brain: Main page
Webinars and further content: Videos

NeuroMat Project:

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat) is a center of mathematics whose mission is to develop the new mathematics needed to construct a Theory of the Brain accounting for the experimental data gathered by neuroscience research.
To know more
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Antonio Galves (Universidade de São Paulo)
Eva Löcherbach (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Christophe Pouzat (CNRS Université de Strasbourg)
Claudia D. Vargas (Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro)

Organizing committee:

Roberto Fernández (New York University Shanghai)
Dasha Loukianova (Université d’Evry)
Massimiliano Tamborrino (University of Warwick)

Scientific committee:

David Brillinger (University of California, Berkeley)
Leonardo Cohen (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH)
Pierre Collet (CPHT, Institute Polytechnique de Paris)
Markus Diesmann (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Olivier Faugeras (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)
Priscilla Greenwood (University of British Columbia)
Francesco Guerra (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
Risto Ilmoniemi (Aalto University)
Gilles Laurent (Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt)
Patricia Reynaud-Bouret (Université Côte D’Azur)
Angela Sirigu (Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon)

Programme coordinated by the Centre Emile Borel at IHP

Sorbonne Université, CNRS

March 2023

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