Oct. 5, 2017

Speakers finalised for the HBP Glasgow Open Day

The HBP’s 2nd annual Open Day programme has been finalised, with a line-up of distinguished speakers set to shed light on topics ranging from robots to quantum computers.

The highlight presentation will be delivered by US cumputing pioneer Robert ‘Bo’ Ewald (interviewed here) whose company D-Wave is bringing the first quantum computers to market. Formed in 1999 D-wave has sold the first versions of it quantum computer to Lockheed Martin, Google, and Los Alamos Laboratories .

The Open Day will be held in Glasgow on October 17. It is free to attend and open to the public. Visitors will get an overview of how the HBP works, with a focus on the HBP’s cutting-edge software platforms. They will also hear from speakers addressing topics ranging from biomedical engineering to how to teach robots to recognise facial expressions.

Visitors can attend a TED-talk style presentation of each of the eight major research areas of the HBP. These talks will present the latest science, the driving force of the research and show the passion of the project to unlock secrets of the brain and turn this knowledge into useful discoveries. The talks will be followed by a chance for the audience to ask questions and delve a little deeper.

The eight areas of the project to be discussed in this session are Explore the Brain (speaker Jan Bjaalie), Brain Simulation (Jeanette Hällgren), Silicon Brains (Steve Furber), Understanding Cognition (Cyriel Pennartz), Medicine (Mira Markus), Bodies for Brains (Marc-Oliver Gewaltig), Massive Computing (Sadaf Alam), and Social, Ethical, Reflective, (Lise Bitsch).

Throughout the day visitors can visit the HBP’s Science Market and meet some of the project’s key scientists and researchers.

The Open Day is being held at the prestigious Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and is organised in conjunction with the Human Brain Project’s 2017 summit. It follows a successful Open Day at HBP’s Florence summit in 2016.

You can register for the event here.

And download the Open Day Brochure Icon HBP Open Day Brochure.pdf (1.8 MB)

You can also download the Open Day:

Flyer  Icon OPEN-DAY-Flyer_V5 DIGITAL.pdf (1.5 MB)


Poster  Icon Open Day poster 2017_v1 DIGITAL.pdf (5.1 MB)



The Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, host to the 2nd HBP Open Day. Copyright SEC.