Karlheinz Meier

Universität Heidelberg & HBP

Karlheinz Meier

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Karlheinz Meier was Professor of Experimental Physics at Universität Heidelberg and Co-Director of the Human Brain Project (HBP), a €1 billion EU flagship research project with the goal to simulate the human brain with supercomputers. The HBP will provide new tools to help us understand the brain and its fundamental mechanisms and to apply this knowledge in future medicine and novel computing architectures. Karlheinz Meier, a leader in the efforts to emulate the human brain on silicon chips, created prototypes of brain-inspired computers that run up to 100,000 times faster than their biological counterparts, and millions times faster than brain simulations on conventional hardware.

Karlheinz Meier passed away in 2018.

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