Life, Structure and Cognition (LSC) 2024: A Multitude of Times - IHES
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Life, Structure and Cognition (LSC) 2024: A Multitude of Times

LSC, for Life, Structure, and Cognition, is an initiative led by Yves Barral (ETH Zurich)Eugene Koonin (NIH)Mikhail Gromov (IHES, Université Paris-Saclay) and Robert Penner (IHES, Université Paris-Saclay). The 2024 edition will take place from June 26 to 30, 2023, at IHES, with the theme “A Multitude of Time”.

For four days, LSC 2024 will bring together scientists from all fields, focusing on time and its variations within social, biological and physical systems. The aim of the meeting is to present the latest advances in our understanding of time as a multifaceted concept and its many implications for different aspects of life.

A conference for the general public will also be held at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris, on June 19, 2024. Given by Lera Boroditsky, Professor of Cognitve Science at University of California in San Diego, it will focus on how languages and cultures construct time.

To find out more about the 2024 LSC event, and to learn more about the program, visit the dedicated web page.

Guest speakers at 2023 LSC are:

  • Yves Barral, Cellular Biology, ETH Zurich
  • Lera Boroditsky, Relationships Between Mind, World and Language, UC San Diego
  • Julien d’Huy, Evolution and Spreading of Myths, Collège de France
  • Margarete Diaz Cuadros, Species-Specific Developmental Rates, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard University
  • Thomas Michaels, Theoretical Biological Physics, ETH Zurich
  • Leon Peshkin, Aging Clocks, Harvard Medical School
  • Joe Thornton, Molecular Mechanisms of Evolution, University of Chicago
  • Warrick Roseboom, Time Perception, Perceived Causality, and Memory, University of Sussex
  • Cédric VillaniApplication of Mathematics to Physics, IHES & Université de Lyon

logo LSC 2022The goal of the LSC meeting is to provide an annual update on the latest advancements in LSC components and to explore the modalities for cooperative progress between Biology and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The objective is to investigate how biological systems evolved cognitive functions, using AI both as a concept toolbox and as a tool; and in turn, to investigate how biological systems can serve as models for understanding and stimulating new advances in AI.

The idea is to organize an annual evaluation, expert discussion, and lecture series on these topics, given by world experts covering multiple disciplines.

The first edition of LSC 2022 can be found here.
The second edition of LSC 2023 can be found here.