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Helmholtz Portfolio Theme - Supercomputing and Modeling for the Human Brain

The SMHB project is aiming for a realistic organ model as a fundamental tool for basic research and (pre-)clinical studies of the human brain and large populations of cell. Key elements are the analysis of the organization of the human brain across multiple scales as well as its modeling and simulation. The complexity of the human brain poses great challenges on data management, processing and on-line visualization, thus demanding the integration of neuroscience, cell biology and high performance computing. The SMHB project with its innovations in multi-scale modeling and simulation will benefit from new developments in exa-scale supercomputing, but will also inspire new hardware and software solutions.

Helmholtz Portfolio: Supercomputing and Modeling for the Human Brain


Prof. Dr. med. Katrin Amunts
Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM-1)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert
Institute for Advanced Simulation – Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
Forschungszentrum Jülich


FZJ - Forschungszentrum Jülich - Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts; Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert; Prof. Dr. Markus Diesmann; Prof. Dr. Sonja Grün; Prof. Dr. Karl Zilles
HMGU - Helmholtz Zentrum München - Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wurst
DKFZ - Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum - Prof. Dr. Roland Eils
EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Prof. Dr. Henry Markram
BIC - McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, McGill University - Prof. Alan C. Evans, Ph.D.
INCM - Institut de Neuroscience Cognitives de la Mediterranée - Dr. Alexa Riehle
RWTH - Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Virtual Reality Group - Prof. Dr. Torsten Kuhlen