Brain-inspired computing

16 September 2022 - 16:00

Queen's Building, Lecture Theatre 1.12, De Montfort University

Event duration: 60 minutes

The human brain is sometimes referred to as the most powerful and efficient supercomputer. However over its lifetime, it only uses an average of 25 watts in energy. A laptop uses the equivalent of that in a day. So how are our brains so energy efficient? 

Stephen Lynch is one of the two mathematicians from Manchester Metropolitan University exploring this question and is inventing a super computer inspired by brain dynamics.

He'll share the fascinating applications this supercomputer could have in both computing and biology. Most prominently, he'll discuss how it could provide insights into drug testing for neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.