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Physics and neuroscience major

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I was wondering if anyone out there knows someone who is involved in both fields? I'm curious if there is any areas of neuroscience that a physicist would be involved in, it sounds like it would be an interesting area of study.

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Chris Hillman
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One second with Google yields

http://www.bu.edu/neuro/departments/dpt_mc.html [Broken]

That ought to get you started.
 
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Working medical physics you can do research in areas like this. For example: http://www.oakland.edu/physics/physics_people/emeriti_professors/Tepley.htm [Broken] and http://henryfordhealth.org/body.cfm?id=37863 [Broken]
 
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There are lots of neuroscientists with primary training in physics.

Some top people are:

Terry Sejnowski (Salk institute) http://www.salk.edu/faculty/faculty/details.php?id=48

Tomaso Poggio (MIT)
http://cbcl.mit.edu/cbcl/people/poggio/poggio-cv-web.htm

Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale)
http://info.med.yale.edu/bbs/faculty/wan_xi.html

Larry Abbott (Columbia)
http://neurotheory.columbia.edu/larry.html

and many others.

If you are interested in this area I recommend taking a look at Peter Dayan and Larry Abbott's textbook "Theoretical Neuroscience", It seems to be the standard text. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0262541858/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20

Or the more advanced book by Cristoph Koch "Biophysics of Computation"
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0195181999/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20
 
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the physics of how neurons go through their functions would be a nice topic for you
 

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