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Supercomputing the brain's secrets: Henry Markram on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

Henry Markram says the mysteries of the mind can be solved — soon. Mental illness, memory, perception: they’re made of neurons and electric signals, and he plans to find them with a supercomputer that models all the brain’s 100,000,000,000,000 synapses.(Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 14:51) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/44 Watch Henry Markram’s talk […]


Supercomputer visualizations show the guts of exploding stars

Posted By Matthew Trost

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are using the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer to model supernovas, and New Scientist has published a gallery of snapshots from the fiery visualizations. The images uncover the beautiful symmetry — and chaos — flowing through these explosive events. Visit the gallery now >> TEDTalks stars Carolyn Porco, Brian Cox and […]


Henry Markram at TEDGlobal 2009: Running notes from Session 5

Posted By Matthew Trost

Unedited running notes from TEDGlobal 2009. Henry Markram is leading the Blue Brain Project, which hopes to create a realistic digital 3D model of the whole human brain within the next 10 years. (The simulation promises to do all the things that real human brains can do, including consciousness.) He’s done a proof of concept […]


Twitter Snapshot: Henry Markram builds and explains brains

Posted By TED Guest Author

Henry Markram is a cortex visionary. This means he is trying to build the equivalent of a human brain through software as the director of Blue Brain. While this occupied a significant portion of his talk, he also literally delved into the center of a brain (in an astonishing 3D model). The folks on Twitter […]