The aim of the DFG's new Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) is to transfer findings about the information pathways in nervous systems to technical information processing in order to improve pattern and speech recognition or the energy efficiency of existing systems.

When it comes to cognitive abilities such as pattern recognition, the human brain functions very efficiently, even though the processors of today's computers are becoming increasingly powerful. The research partners are convinced that the brain is a valuable biological model for new approaches to information processing. One of the core building blocks of the new technological approach is the so-called memristive device. This electronic memory device is able to "remember" the course of electrical signals by changing its electrical resistance.

Within the framework of this SFB, the development of comprehensive memristor models that reflect the behaviour of CMOS-integrated memristive devices is one of the essential tasks of IHP. The project aims to realize functional simulation at the circuit design level to enable the fabrication of neuromorphic chips in the near future.


Biologically Inspired Information Processing (Neutronics) is funded by the DFG as a Collaborative Research Center.

Project partners

  • Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
  • Ruhr University Bochum
  • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • Ilmenau University of Technology
  • Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Kiel
  • University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Lübeck University of Technology
  • University College Cork

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