2024 NZMRI Summer workshop

Mathematical Neuroscience



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This meeting was held January 7-12, 2024, this page is now here for reference.

Attendees of NZMRI 2024

Meeting details

The meeting will be held January 7-12, 2024 in Paihia, Bay of Islands.

NZMRI2024 will feature outstanding researchers in mathematical neuroscience. Each lecturer will have a half day to deliver a series of expository lectures aimed at a general mathematical audience. Most afternoons will be kept free to allow delegates to interact and to enjoy the relaxing surroundings.


9:00-10:00amBenjamin LindnerJeff MoehlisBenjamin LindnerZack KilpatrickAlla Borisyuk
10:30-11:30amJeff MoehlisAlla BorisyukZack KilpatrickAlla BorisyukZack Kilpatrick
11:30-12:30pmAlla BorisyukBenjamin LindnerJeff MoehlisBenjamin LindnerJeff Moehlis
Zack Kilpatrick

Slides from each talk are available here: Slides Folder (OneDrive)


Paihia – The Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands


There are a limited number (24) of funded student accommodation spaces available in the Haka Bay Lodge Bay of Islands and Centabay Lodge. If you are a student, please indicate in your registration if you would like to take up one of these places. Places will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis.

Other attendees will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.

Invited Speakers

  • Alla Borisyuk, University of Utah, Mathematical modelling of the auditory and
    olfactory systems
  • Zachary Kilpatrick, University of Colorado Boulder, Bumps and decision making
  • Jeff Moehlis, University of California Santa Barbara, Controlling Neurons
  • Benjamin Lindner, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin, Stochastic models of neural spiking

NZMRI summer meetings

The NZMRI (New Zealand Mathematics Research Institute) was established by Vaughan Jones and others with the aim of promoting mathematical research in New Zealand. Since 1994 the main focus of the NZMRI’s activity has been the organisation of an annual series of summer meetings on particular topics of contemporary significance in mathematics. The meetings have a pleasant and informal atmosphere.


All New Zealand based mathematicians and graduate students are welcome.

Kalman Scholarship

Students at NZ universities may apply for a Kalman Summer Scholarship, to assist their participation at this workshop. The Kalman Summer Scholarships were established from a generous bequest in support of New Zealand mathematics from the late John Kalman, a former professor at the University of Auckland. Applicants will normally be expected to be studying for an Honours or Masters degree or a PhD.

Four or five Kalman Summer Scholarships will be awarded, to help cover costs of travel, accommodation and meals. Scholarship recipients will be expected to submit a full report by mid-February 2024, describing what they gained from their participation in the workshop. Applicants should submit an academic transcript, brief CV, and a statement from their academic supervisor (or mentor) that indicates how participation in the summer meeting will benefit the student’s development.

Applications should be sent by email to Prof. Rod Gover, the NZMRI Secretary by 31st October 2023.