New Theory of Synapse Formation in the Brain
The human brain keeps changing throughout a person’s lifetime. New connections are continually created while synapses that are no longer in use degenerate. To date, little is known about the mechanisms behind these processes. Dr. Markus Butz-Ostendorf, neuroinformatician and JARA-HPC scientist in the SimLab Neuroscience, has now been able to ascribe the formation of new neural networks in the visual cortex to a simple homeostatic rule that is also the basis of many other self-regulating processes in nature. more
On November 8, 2013 about 50 scientists participated in the first workshop on the JARA-HPC Simulation Laboratory "ab initio Methods in Chemistry and Physics". The workshop constituted the opening event introducing SLai to the scientific community conducting research in solid-state physics and quantum chemistry.
JARA-HPC "Simulation" events
The JARA presentations and workshops on "Simulation" inform interested students and scientists of all faculties about events related to simulation sciences.