Heller Lecture Series in Computational Neuroscience

A special lecture series dedicated to bringing the latest neuroscience research to the public.

In 2002, Sir Michael and Lady Morven Heller, a generous and philanthropic couple from London, endowed a lecture series at ELSC with an annual sum of £15,000. This lecture series, called The Heller Lecture Series in Computational Neuroscience, has the primary aim of acquainting the interested public with recent and exciting developments from the world of brain research. On four occasions throughout the year, the Heller Lecture Series brings a leading neuroscience researcher from around the world to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and deliver two talks: a broad lecture for the general public and a more technical presentation at the ELSC weekly seminar.

The Heller lectures cover a fascinating range of topics that reflect the many interests of ELSC researchers, including molecular, cellular and systems neuroscience, cognitive psychology, modeling, and neurophilosophy. Past Heller lecturers include Nobel laureates Edvard Moser and Bert Sakmann, Patricia Smith Churchland, Mickey Goldberg, Isabel Gauthier, Carla Shatz, Michale Fee, Arthur Konnerth, and Christof Koch. These lectures are a source of intellectual excitement for the hundreds of attendees from all over the country, and as such, the Heller Lecture Series rapidly has become one of the most prestigious lecture series at the Hebrew University.

All of us at the Hebrew University, and at ELSC in particular, are indebted to the Heller family for their vision and generosity and for helping all of us appreciate the miracle that is the human brain.

Recorded Heller lectures are available online on the ELSC YouTube channel.

Heller 2020

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. György Buzsáki

January 21st, 2020
13:00 (IST)

Heller 2019

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Kia Nobre

March 14th, 2019
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2018

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Massimo Scanziani

May 30th, 2018
13:00 (IST)

Prof. Michael Greenberg

December 13th, 2018
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2017

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Lars Chittka

March 21st, 2017
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Eric Kandel

April 5th, 2017
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Henry Markram

November 28th, 2017
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2016

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Matteo Carandini

March 8th, 2016
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Brian A. wandell

June 9th, 2016
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2015

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Drazen Prelec

June 9th, 2015
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum

June 24th, 2015
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2014

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Stanislas Dehaene

February 25th, 2014
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Yves Frégnac

June 10th, 2014
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Patricia Smith Churchland

December 4th, 2014
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2013

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Arthur Konnerth

January 8th, 2013
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Xiaoqin Wang

February 12th, 2013
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Carla Shatz

June 4th, 2013
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2012

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Robert Shapley

March 20th, 2012
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Jean-Pierre Changeux

May 1st, 2012
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Alexander Borst

June 12th, 2012
17:00 (IST)

Karel Svoboda

November 15th, 2012
18:00 (IST)

Heller 2011

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Michael Shadlen

January 4th, 2011
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Isabel Gauthier

June 1st, 2011
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Marla Feller

December 20th, 2011
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Dan Feldman

November 22nd, 2011
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2010

Speaker

When

Topic

Tomaso Poggio

January 5th, 2010
17:00 (IST)

Edvard I. Moser

February 22nd, 2010
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Nancy Bonini

June 8th, 2010
17:00 (IST)

Prof. David Kleinfeld

November 23rd, 2010
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2009

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Tobias Bonhoeffer

April 21st, 2009
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Markus Meister

May 26th, 2009
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Mark Ellisman

May 26th, 2009
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Gero Miesenboeck

October 27th, 2009
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2008

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Steven Pinker

May 13th, 2008
18:00 (IST)

Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti M.D

June 1st, 2008
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Katrin Amunts

July 15th, 2008
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Gregory McCarthy

July 29th, 2008
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2007

Speaker

When

Topic

January 2nd, 2007
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Benedikt Grothe

January 21st, 2007
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Fred Lenz

March 6th, 2007
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Eric Knudsen

March 20th, 2007
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Robert T. Knight

May 1st, 2007
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2006

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Kevan Martin

February 5th, 2006
19:30 (IST)

Prof. Gina Turrigiano

March 7th, 2006
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Gilles Laurent

April 4th, 2006
18:00 (IST)

Heller 2005

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Mu-ming Poo

April 13th, 2005
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Miguel A. L. Nicolelis

May 8th, 2005
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Ann M. Graybiel

January 10th, 2005
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2004

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Rodolfo Llinas

February 2nd, 2004
19:30 (IST)

Prof. Philippe Ascher

May 12th, 2004
14:00 (IST)

Prof. Jean-Pierre Changeux

June 7th, 2004
17:00 (IST)

Prof Christof Koch

June 14th, 2004
17:00 (IST)

Heller 2003

Speaker

When

Topic

Prof. Bert Sakmann

March 4th, 2003
17:00 (IST)

Baroness Prof. Susan Greenfield

March 16th, 2003
17:00 (IST)

Prof. Michale Fee

December 21st, 2003
18:00 (IST)

Heller 2002

Speaker

When

Topic

'Ahiam 2nd' by Boaz Vaadia