December-January often offers us surprise visitors – usually scientists visiting home during winter break or those attending conferences/workshops in Bengaluru area. This time too, we were lucky to host four visitors in December!
Two faculty from the Physics department of MIT — Jeff Gore and Nikta Fakhri paid a surprise visit to the lab. They were teaching at the ICTS-ICTP Winter School on quantiative biology. We had great fun discussing our work with them. They also gave brief talks at Physics department, which was very exciting and inspiring.
Two PhD students from Iain Couzin’s lab from the Department of Collective Behaviour at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Konstanz visited our department/lab.
Vivek Hari Sridhar, who visited us last year as well, gave a talk in our lab on his thesis plans on geometry of decision making with some very cool preliminary results.
Hemal Naik gave a talk in the department introducing the mind-blowing new animal tracking system ICARUS developed by Martin Wikelski and his team.
Thanks guys for stopping in our lab! Do visit us again.