Meet Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser
In October, anyone with an interest in brain research will have a unique opportunity to meet yet another Nobel Laureate. Professor Edvard Moser will visit Aarhus University and give a Nobel Laurate Talk on the brain’s inner GPS.
How do we know where we are? Why are we able to find our way from one place to another? And how do we store this knowledge so that we can also find the way next time we are going to the same place?
There will be guaranteed insight into brain research of the highest calibre when Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim visits Aarhus University on
Monday 24 October 2022 at 12:45-13:45 in the Main Hall.
He mapped our sense of direction
In his presentation ”Neural network computation in space-coding cells of the entorhinal cortex”, Edvard Moser will talk about his discovery of the so-called grid cells, which determines our sense of direction, and for which he received the Nobel Prize in 2014.
The event is open to anyone interested in brain research, but you will have to register.
Together with Professor May-Britt Moser, also from NTNU, and Professor John O'Keefe from University College London, Edvard Moser discovered and mapped a positioning system, an “inner GPS” in the brain that enables us to orient ourselves in space. Their Nobel Prize winning research can help explain how memory is formed in the brain, and why memories of events often involve associations with spaces.
The Moser event is the third Nobel Laureate Talk in the series
Edvard Moser’s visit to Aarhus is a collaboration between Dandrite, the Department of Biomedicine and the NeuroCampus Aarhus research network. Edvard Moser’s open presentation on the brain’s inner GPS is the third in the series of academic lectures under the theme ‘Nobel Laureate Talk’, which Health and the PhD Association at Health are organising together.
The first two Nobel Laureate Talks were held online in 2021 with Peter C. Agre and Bruce A. Beutler.
With the Nobel Laureate Talk lecture series, Health focuses specifically on the ground-breaking health science research that leads to a Nobel Prize. The talks are a unique opportunity for university students and researchers to meet Nobel Laureates who will share some of their knowledge and own experience from long and impressive research careers.
Register for the Nobel Laureate Talk with Edvard Moser “Neural network computation in space-coding cells of the entorhinal cortex” on Monday 24 October 2022 at 12:45-13:45 in the Main Hall (building 1412): https://events.au.dk/moser
Edited 8 September 2022: new time sloth