Research Centers and Initiatives
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
New York University
University of California at San Diego
University of California at San Francisco
The Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
The Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience was established in 2008. It is an annual award supported by the Swartz Foundation and administered by the Society for Neuroscience.
The award "honors an individual whose activities have produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience or who has made a particularly noteworthy recent advance in theoretical or computational neuroscience."
The winner receives a cash prize of US$30000 and expenses to attend the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. The list of awardees is available
The awardee for 2020 is Prof. Emery N. Brown of MIT and Harvard Medical School.
Mind/Brain Lecture Series
Since 1997 the Swartz Foundation has been sponsoring the annual Mind/Brain Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Stony Brook University In New York. For a list of past speakers please click
For information about the current lecture please click
As described in this link, "the lecture series promotes the philosophical and scientific perspective that properties of the mind — from sensory perception to learning to thinking to consciousness — are a direct product of the intrinsic physical properties of the brain."