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Wolfgang Keil

Graduated in April 2012

Doctoral Thesis Project
Optimization principles and constraints shaping visual cortical architecture

Doctoral Thesis Committee

University Education

  • 08/2008-04/2012 Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization / University of Göttingen / GGNB program Physics of Biological and Complex Systems

  • 01/2008-07/2008 Research Assistant, Nonlinear Dynamics Group, MPI-ds, Göttingen

  • 08/2007-12/2007 Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, Physics
  • 01/2007-08/2007 Research Assistant, Nonlinear Dynamics Group, MPI-ds, Göttingen

  • 11/2005-12/2006 MPI-ds, diploma thesis: "Shift-Twist-Symmetrie und
    Musterbildung im visuellen Kortex"

  • 02/2005-04/2005 internship, Theoretical Neurophysics Group, University
    of Bremen

  • 10/2001-11/2005 Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany, Diplom, Physics


  • Keil W, Schmidt KF, Löwel S, Kaschube M. Reorganization of columnar architecture in the growing visual cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2010 Jul 6;107(27):12293-8.

  • Keil W, Wolf F. Coverage, continuity and visual cortical architecture. Neural Systems and Circuits. 2011 1:17

  • Keil W, Kaschube M, Schnabel M, Kisvarday ZF, Löwel S, Coppola DM, White LE, Wolf F. Response to comment on ''Universality in the evolution of orientation columns in the visual cortex''. Science. 2012 336:413

Fellowships, Awards, Memberships

  • 01/2009 - 01/2011 PhD-Fellowship IMPRS "Physics of Biological and Complex Systems"

  • 10/2000-present member of the German Physical Society (DPG)

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Wolfgang Keil

from Germany

PhD alumnus in Wolf lab