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Extra Colloquium Computer Science, Prof. Karlheinz Meier

24 October 2013

Date:                           Thursday, October 24th 2013

Speaker:                     Prof. Karlheinz Meier
Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik
Universität Heidelberg

Room:                         5161.0267 (Bernoulliborg)

Time:                           16.00

Title: Physical Models of the Brain - Technologies, Theories and Synthesis


The brain is a universe of 100 billion cells interacting through a constantly
changing network of 1000 trillion synaptic connections. It runs on a power
budget of 20 Watts and carries a rather complete model of our physical world.
Understanding fundamental principles of the brain is among the key challenges
for science. Traditional simulation approaches are mostly hindered by a huge
energy gap of 14 orders of magnitude between supercomputer simulations and
biological reality. In the lecture we will discuss an approach to build a physical
model of the brain as a tool for experimental tests of theories that attempt to
describe the storage and processing of information in the brain. The lecture will
focus on recent results but also give a short introduction to the planned
work in the recently approved EU Human Brain Project.

Colloquium coordinators are Prof.dr. M. Aiello (e-mail : ) and
Prof.dr. M. Biehl (e-mail: )

Last modified:07 June 2018 10.59 a.m.

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