Special ISC’13 Session to Probe the Thinking behind Europe’s Human Brain Project

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In a special session at ISC’13, scientists working on the Human Brain Project will discuss their vision and roadmap for computing. Featuring Dr. Henry Markram of EPFL, the June 18 keynote will be entitled Supercomputing & the Human Brain Project – Following Brain Research & ICT on their 10-Year Quest.

The Human Brain Project, recently awarded a 10 year grant by the EU Commission, will pull together all our existing knowledge about the human brain and to reconstruct the brain, piece by piece, in supercomputer-based models and simulations. Federating more than 80 European and international research institutions, the Human Brain Project is estimated to cost 1.19 billion euros. It will be coordinated at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, by neuroscientist Henry Markram with co-directors Karlheinz Meier of Heidelberg University, Germany, and Richard Frackowiak of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and the University of Lausanne. The project will also associate some important North American and Japanese partners.

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The ISC’13 conference takes place June 16-20 in Leipzig, Germany and discounted Early Registration ends May 15.