The Virtual Brain: Exhibition at the Bundestag

Prof. Dr. Petra Ritter, Principal Investigator at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), will present her research at the German Bundestag from November 27, to December 19, 2019. The Virtual Brain project is a central component of the exhibition.
How does the human brain function and what makes it so powerful? How do diseases develop and what can we do about them? What can we learn from brain research for artificial intelligence, new supercomputers or robotics? How can these techniques help unveil one of mankind's greatest secrets? At the interface of neuroscience, medicine and technology, many of the most exciting questions for science and society can be found in the digital age. The Human Brain Project brings together expertise from 131 European partner institutions in 19 countries. The European flagship project is thus one of the largest projects ever funded by the EU.  German researchers are involved in central.

Visitors to the "Fascination of the Brain" exhibition learn about the latest research findings and experience the breathtaking complexity of the brain in spectacular scientific images and films.
The exhibits show how computation-intensive methods on powerful computers lead to new findings for the neurosciences and present current developments in medicine, computing, artificial intelligence and neurorobotics. Ethical considerations and analyses accompany the project from the very beginning.
The exhibition provides insights into the development of the project's unique research infrastructure, which creates a basis for long-term cooperation between scientists across all borders. The partnership between brain research and state-of-the-art information technologies paves the way for deciphering the breathtaking complexity of the brain.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at 2 p.m.
in the Paul-Löbe-Haus, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 1, Berlin-Mitte.
Welcome: Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, Vice-President of the German Bundestag
Welcoming address: Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Education and Research; Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, Chairman of the Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment
Introduction: Prof. Dr. med. Katrin Amunts, Director of the Institute of Neurosciences and Medicine (INM-1), Forschungszentrum Jülich
Meet Petra Ritter during the opening ceremony on November 27, 2019.  Petra Ritter will also give a guided tour of the exhibition on November 28, 2019.

According to the admission conditions of the German Bundestag, the exhibition can only be visited after prior registration.
28 November to 19 December 2019
at the Paul Löbe House, West Entrance,
Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 1, Berlin-Mitte Opening hours
Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: +49 30 227-38883
or online:
When registering, please state your full name and surname, date of birth and the date and time of the desired visit.