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Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Evelyn Tang, PhD

Am Faßberg 17

37077 Göttingen

Niedersachsen

Department of Living Matter Physics

An overarching question is how complex neural processes arise from the various components – including tissue, fluid flow and chemical or electrical activity – that make up the brain. We have two main areas of focus: development and learning.

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Information flow in living matter

An overarching question is how complex neural processes arise from the various components – including tissue, fluid flow and chemical or electrical activity – that make up the brain. We have two main areas of focus: development and learning. [more]

Evelyn Tang, PhD
Evelyn Tang, PhD
Group leader



Phone: +49 551 5176-155
Room: 1.55

I am a theoretical physicist studying the emergence of fascinating phenomena in strongly interacting living matter, such as cognition and brain development. Some examples include the control of dynamics in brain networks: how the topology of white matter changes across development, and the geometry of neural activity during effective learning. I develop analytical models guided by empirical observations, in order to bridge between microscopic constituents and the macroscopic emergent phenomena that governs our daily life. For current projects, please see my research group page (on the right).

In 2015, I received my PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I worked with Xiao-Gang Wen on on strongly-correlated electrons -- especially topological quantum phases that are protected by symmetry. I hold an MPhil at the University of Cambridge (where I was a Gates scholar), and a BS from Yale University.

Selected publications:

1.
E. Tang, M.G. Mattar, C. Giusti, S.L. Thompson-Schill and D.S. Bassett

Effective learning is accompanied by high dimensional and efficient representations of neural activity

2.
E. Tang and D.S. Bassett
Colloquium: Control of dynamics in brain networks
3.
E. Tang, C. Giusti, G. Baum, S. Gu, E. Pollock, A.E. Kahn, D. Roalf, T.M. Moore, K. Ruparel, R.C. Gur, R.E. Gur, T.D. Satterthwaite, and D.S. Bassett
Developmental increases in white matter network controllability support a growing diversity of brain dynamics
4.
E. Tang and L. Fu

Strain-induced partially flat band, helical snake states and interface superconductivity in topological crystalline insulators

5.
E. Tang and X.-G. Wen

Interaction effects on 1D fermionic symmetry protected topological phases

6.
E. Tang, J.-W. Mei and X.-G. Wen

High temperature fractional quantum Hall states

 
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