Nov. 20, 2019

Human Brain Project exhibition opens in the German Bundestag

How can we understand the way the human brain functions and what underlies its unique capabilities? How do brain diseases develop and what can we do about them? What can we learn from the brain for artificial intelligence, new supercomputers or robotics? In the digital age, many of today’s most exciting questions for science and society can be found at the interface of neuroscience, medicine and technology.

This is at the center of the new exhibition about the Human Brain Project, which opens on 27 November in the foyer of the German Parliament in Berlin.

The Human Brain Project brings together experts from these areas at 131 European partner institutions in 19 countries. As a European Flagship Project it is one of the largest research endeavors ever funded by the EU.

Visitors of the exhibition learn about the latest research findings and experience the breathtaking complexity of the brain in spectacular scientific images, animations and interactive displays.

The exhibits demonstrate how new methods utilizing powerful computers enable accelerated progress in neuroscience. Current developments in medicine, computing, artificial intelligence and neurorobotics are presented, as well as ethical considerations and analyses that accompany the project from the very beginning.

The exhibition furthermore gives a glimpse into the development of the project's unique research infrastructure EBRAINS, which creates a basis for long-term collaborative neuroscience across all borders and with a close interplay of neuroscience and technology development.

This new partnership between brain research and state-of-the-art information technologies paves the way for deciphering the awesome complexity of the brain.

The Vice-President of the German Bundestag Hans-Peter Friedrich will welcome the guests at the opening ceremony. Further welcome adresses will be given by Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and Ernst Dieter Rossmann, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment

After this, the Scientific Research Director of the Human Brain Project, Prof. Katrin Amunts from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at Forschungszentrum Jülich, will give the introduction to the exhibition.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 28 November to 19 December 2019. Registration is required for the visit. From 21 to 31 January 2020 the exhibition will be shown at the state parliament of Northrhine-Westfalia in Düsseldorf.

Download the flyer here

See also:

Heidelberg, 25. November 2019
Public event: EBRAINS - New enabling infrastructure for neuroscience


Agenda of the Opening Event

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at 2 p.m.
in the Paul-Löbe-Haus, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 1, Berlin-Mitte.

Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, Vice-President of the German Bundestag

Welcome addresses:
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

How to visit
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 Loebe 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.


Media Contact:
Peter Zekert
Human Brain Project
Public Relations Officer
Tel.: +49 (0) 2461 61-96860