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Past Visiting Professor

John J. Hopfield

Martin A. and Helen Chooljian Visiting Professor in Biology


Natural Sciences

Field of Study

Physical systems with a large number of simple interacting parts typically exhibit robust collective dynamics. Brains are large systems whose cellular properties and interactions have evolved to yield activity dynamics that solve computational problems relevant to survival. John Hopfield’s current research examines issues such as “thinking” and “perception” in the intersection between these two ideas.

Dates at IAS

Visiting Professor
School of Natural Sciences