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October 4, 2018, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Lecture theatre (building 04.7)

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HBP Colloquium at Forschungszentrum Jülich

We cordially invite you to join the first HBP Colloquium at Forschungszentrum Jülich, which will take place on October 4, 2018.

Overview
The most promising approach to achieve breakthroughs in the understanding of the human brain is through a collaborative effort of the relevant key players in the field of neuroscience and future computing. Following the example of other successfully organized research communities, the European Human Brain Project (HBP) is building such a research infrastructure, the HBP Joint Platform. Germany plays a major role in this endeavor, and contributes with its European partners to many of its activities.

The 10-year project has completed its Ramp-Up Phase and subsequent SGA1 funding period and is now celebrating its halftime. This is a good reason to take a closer look at the successes achieved so far, but also at the challenges that still lie ahead – to tame multi-level brain complexity, to master big data challenges, to create biologically realistic brain models & simulations, to enable new brain-derived technologies, to generate from them a benefit for patients and to actively shape future supercomputing.

The colloquium will present the following highlights:

  • Visuo-motor and auditory control mechanisms
  • Neuronal networks
  • Cognition & brain-inspired cognitive architectures
  • Neuromorphic computing
  • How ICT can be used to analyze data from patients with brain diseases
  • The HBP Human Brain Atlas
  • Supercomputing and modelling for the human brain
  • The Fenix infrastructure for enabling brain research at large scale
  • The SimLab Neuroscience
  • Machine Learning panel discussion, with an emphasis on Deep Learning

The Colloquium start time will be 10:00 and the end of the sessions is 18:00, directly followed by a get together.


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