A fun radio topic: quantum physics. Dr. Kelder talks to a real professor of physics about the discovery of a material that can learn independently and opens the way to self-learning chips. A breakthrough in the development of machine learning and artificial intelligence. For those who drop out: the inner quest of the scientist who wants to understand what happens in our brain is also discussed.
The Biophysics Department of Radboud University gratefully acknowledges having recently received a donation of 1220€ from a charitable fund set up by the Mertens family in Roermond. This fund was created to support young researchers in the research group of Prof Ton Coolen, who work on the development of advanced mathematical, statistical and machine learning methods for predicting individual responses to therapies of cancer patients (thereby enabling the precise targeting of these therapies), using clinical, medical and genetic information. This research is carried out in collaboration with the Radboud University Medical Centre.
Article in Trouw 4 July 2020:Neurowetenschapper Martijn Agterberg vermoedt dat hommels hem kunnen leren hoe hij gehoorimplantaten kan verbeteren. Hij heeft de insecten uitgenodigd in zijn mobiele lab.https://www.trouw.nl/wetenschap/helpt-de-hommel-ons-aan-een-beter-gehoorimplantaat~bce7245b/
Our new research group at the DCN aims to understand how cognitive flexibility and inhibitory control are accomplished at all levels including individual neurons and ensembles, microcircuits and inter-areal communication using rodent models. Since cognitive control deficit is a common denominator of most neuropsychiatric disorders as well as age-related cognitive decline, this knowledge can help us identify novel therapies for such deficit in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves. This work, presented in Science Robotics on 23 October, forms a significant step in the field of swarm robotics.
Around every six weeks researcher John van Opstal, from Radboud University in Holland, visits Lisbon to work with a team at ISR|Lisboa. A Professor of Biophysics and Director of the Donders Centre for Neuroscience, van Opstal has become a very active collaborator of ISR.