May 17, 2017
Workshop @ iniLabs
In a two-day workshop, consortium member “iniLabs” hosted the switchboard Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) at its facilities. During the workshop, the ESRs were able to visit the company and the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. The aim of the workshop was to provide participants with a working knowledge of the neuromorphic Dynamic Vision Sensor (DVS), and to give them an insight into ongoing research into event-based vision.
March 17, 2017
BrainFair Zuerich - Open Days for Schools and General Public
The Neuroscience Center Zuerich, a joint competence center at ETH Zuerich and the University of Zuerich, organized "BrainFair", a public event that took place from 13 - 18 March 2017. Doors were open to young and old who wanted to get informed on the current research in Neuroscience. The program, lectures, forums and workshop, was topically centered all around the brain: its anatomy, its functions and ongoing research that mimic its behaviour. More information at http://www.brainfair.uzh.ch/de.html.
Early Stage Researcher Gemma Taverni, hosted at switchboard beneficiary 11, iniLabs, had the possibility to introduce students to her research. The students, 7-17 years old, were very interested and asked lots of questions about the Dynamic Vision Sensor, DVS, the silicon retina developed at iniLabs. It was a nice opportunity to motivate new future reseachers!
May 04, 2017
ESRs arrange live stream of lecture by Joshua Singer
On Friday morning, May 19, 2017, Joshua Singer, Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Maryland, will be giving a lecture at the University of Innsbruck at 9:00 am.
Title of his talk is "From synapse to circuit: analysis of retinal networks for night vision".
SwitchBoard's Early Stage Researchers Irem Kilicarslan and Lucia Zanetti are going to live-stream the event, see announcement on the switchBoard Blog http://switchboardblog.blogspot.co.at/2017/05/upcoming-lecture-by-prof-joshua-singer.html
Number of attendees is limited, access data can be sent on request (email to Michaela.bitzer(at)klinikum.uni-tuebingen.de)
April 28, 2017
ESRs present their projects to the public at a Tübingen event
On Friday afternoon from 15:00 until 22:00, the general public was invited to get insight into Tübingen's cutting edge research at the "Tübingen Fenster für Forschung (Window to research)". The event attracted numerous visitors of all age groups. Researchers from the University, the University Clinics and the Max Planck Institutes, across many different disciplines, presented their work in lectures, guided lab tours and at interactive booths that fascinated even the youngest visitors. Visitors could for example "walk" through a virtual reality environment, mix liquids of different color, see a 3-D printer "building" a human hand with movable finger joints and participate in many, many more fun and informative experiments. The event was concluded with a Science Slam.
January 23, 2017
October 07, 2016
1° switchBoard Annual Meeting and Summer School
The first switchBoard Annual Meeting was successfully held in Tuebingen, Germany.
All Principal Investigators, fellows and members of the External Advisory Board were getting together at this meeting while the program was mainly composed of fellows' talks about their research projects.
Highlight of the Summer School was a visit at the Science Center "Experimenta" in Heilbronn (http://www.experimenta-heilbronn.de/), to gather information and ideas for our own switchBoard Exhibit that we are organizing together with the Vilvite science Center in bergen, Norway (http://www.vilvite.no/english).
January 10, 2016
Project start announced
November 18, 2015
Press release on switchBoard project launch by University of Tuebingen, Germany [PDF, 210 kByte].
September 11, 2015
announcing the successful funding of switchBoard in a Department Newsletter at University of Bergen, Norway [PDF, 600 kByte].
October 30, 2015
The first version of the website of the switchBoard project was just launched.