Date: Thursday, October 24th 2013
Karlheinz Meier Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik Universität Heidelberg
Room: 5161.0267 (Bernoulliborg)
Physical Models of the Brain - Technologies, Theories and Synthesis
The brain is a universe of 100 billion cells interacting through a constantlychanging network of 1000 trillion synaptic connections. It runs on a powerbudget of 20 Watts and carries a rather complete model of our physical world.Understanding fundamental principles of the brain is among the key challengesfor science. Traditional simulation approaches are mostly hindered by a hugeenergy gap of 14 orders of magnitude between supercomputer simulations andbiological reality. In the lecture we will discuss an approach to build a physicalmodel of the brain as a tool for experimental tests of theories that attempt todescribe the storage and processing of information in the brain. The lecture willfocus on recent results but also give a short introduction to the plannedwork in the recently approved EU Human Brain Project.
Colloquium coordinators are Prof.dr. M. Aiello (e-mail :
Prof.dr. M. Biehl (e-mail:
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