FOR 2093


September 2017

Bernstein Conference 2017, Göttingen 13th – 15th 2017

Bernstein 2017









Between September 13th to 15th, 2017, the Bernstein Conference was held at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. The Bernstein Conference is the biggest European Computational Neuroscience conference and under the patronage of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN). Within the framework of the conference, the Research Unit 2093 organized a one day satellite workshop entitled: “Topology and dynamic of neuronal networks as guidelines for memristive computing systems”. The workshop aimed to explore the relevance of neuronal inspired network topologies and their dynamics for future memristive based neuromorphic circuits. Eight invited speakers from theoretical neuroscience, non-linear dynamics, and memristively based neuromorphic circuit’s explored overlapping interest. The workshop was a platform to spark discussion towards promising and exciting future directions, such as cognitive computing and memristive brain chips. Renowned invited speakers from Europe and the US gave introductions to their own research and current development in the particular research fields. After a short introduction to the topic Marcus Kaiser (University of Newcastle, UK), reported about connectome-based computer simulations, followed by Daniel Brunner (CNRS Besancon, F) who focused on neuromorphic computing with random photonic networks. Christian Wenger Christian Wenger (ihp Frankfurt a.d. Oder, G) and Garret S. Rose (University of Tennessee, USA) presented their results on important technological hardware topics on-line learning using memristive synapses and the resistive switching performance of Hafnium-oxie devices. Theoretical physics aspects of neural computing were represented by were Marc Timme (TU Dresden, G) and Philipp Hövel (TU Berlin), respectively they talked about heteroclinic computing and the connectivity on empirical and randomized brain networks.

March 2017

Focus Session on memristive Devices at the German Physical Society (DPG) 2017 spring meeting in Dresden

In a joint effort of Prof. Ronald Tetzlaff (TU Dresden) and Prof. Thomas Mikolajick (TU Dresden and NamLab) the Research 2093 organized a Focus Session entitled: “Memristive Devices for neuronal Systems” on March 23 this year within the spring meeting of the German Physical Society (DFG). The Session was under the umbrella of the section Thin Films. Three invited speakers presented their research in part I of the session. The topical overview was presented by Martin Ziegler (U Kiel), hereafter Elisabetta Chicca (U Bielefeld and CITEC, Germany) reported about her research on learning in Silicon technology with a focus on long term plasticity and neuromorphic systems comprizing memristors. Finally Yusuf Leblici from the EPFL, Lausanne, CH, focused on RRAM crossbar structures in combination with Silicon technology.  
In part II Daniele Ielmini  from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy  presented a talk on brain-inspired neurocomputing with devices followed by a speech from Shriram Ramanathan (Perdue University, USA) on the relation between quantum materials, evolutionary biology and neurocomputing. Together with nine contributed talks, the Focus Session became a great success and lead to vital discussion during the session and afterwards.

In the name of the RU2093, we thank all invited and contributed speakers for their excellent contributions.

The organizers grateful acknowledge the support of the DPG Thin Film division in particular the section spokespersons Prof. Esser and Prof. Kassbender.

September 2016

Bernstein Conference 2016

The Bernstein Conference is the Bernstein Network's central forum that has developed over time into the largest annual Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology conference in Europe, attracting an international audience from across the world. This year the conference was held form September 21-23 (2016), at the Bernstein center in Berlin. Tom Birkoben and Nick Diederich both PhD students of the Research group 2093 presented their results on bio-inspired decision making and pattern separation and pattern completion in the hippocampal loop, respectively.

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee


European Researchers‘ Night

On September 30th, 2016 the European Researchers' Nights (ENR) was held at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel. The ENR takes place every year all over Europe and neighboring countries. The event was dedicated to popular science and fun learning.  The event appeals to people of all ages – whether with their family, their school, and friends or on their own –intrigued by how things work and by what science means for their lives and motivate may be young people to study science or engineering. With a talk and hands-on experiments related to the research activities of our Research Group 2093, visitors got an impression what´s behind biologically inspired electronics.  More then 100 visitors listen to the research talk and were involved in experiments, such as the rubber hand illusion, binocular rivalry, decision making and sound location.

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee


1st International Workshop on “Memristive Devices for neuronal Systems”

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

April 2016

5.  FOR 2093 meeting at the Ruhr University  in Bochum.

As invited speaker

 Denise Manahan-Vaughan (Neurophysiology RUB )

talks about the Hippocampus. 



Februar 2016

FOR2093 members at the 47 IFF Spring School in Jülich, where Martin Ziegler gives a talk about memristive tunneling devices and their application in neuromorphic circuits.



November 2015

4. Treffen der FOR 2093 am UKSH in Kiel

als Gast hielt

  P. Wulff  von der Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

einen Vortrag über den Hippocampus


August 2015


 Das 1. Treffen der Doktoranden/innen der FOR 2093 fand in Lübeck statt. Als Gastrednerin war U. M. Krämer (Vertreten von M. Rotger) von der Universität zu Lübeck eingeladen, die über das Thema „Ärger und Aggression“ referierte. Der Gastredner R. Verleger, ebenso von der Universität zu Lübeck, hielt einen Vortrag über sein Forschungsschwerpunkt „EEG am Menschen“.


Juli 2015

3. Treffen der FOR 2093 in Hamburg

als Gast hielt

  M. Hübner  von der Ruhr‐Universität in Bochum

einen Vortrag über "Laufzeitadaptive eingebettete Systeme"



Juni 2015

Euro Intelligent Materials 2015

FOR 2093 organisiert Session über memristive Bauelemente und deren Einsatz in neuromorphen Schaltungen auf der Euro Intelligent Materials 2015 mit den folgenden Vorträgen:

  • Nonlinear Kinetics of the Redox-based Memristive Switching
    R. Waser (Sp), S. Menzel, R. Dittmann, Research Centre Juelich (DE). 
  • Recent Results in the Theory of Memristive Nanodevices
    R. Tetzlaff (Sp), Dresden University of Technology - The Synergetic University (DE)
  • Ferroelectric Memristors for Neuromorphic Computing
    S. Boyn (Sp), V. Garcia, A. Chanthbouala, S. Girod, K. Garcia, S. Fusil,
    F. Bruno, C. Deranlot, C. Carrétéro, E. Jacquet, M. Bibes, J. Grollier,
    A. Barthélémy, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, Palaiseau (FR)
  • Leaky Integrate-and-fire Neuron Circuit realized by Pearson- Anson Oscillation and its Noise
    D.S. Jeong (Sp), H. Kim, V. Kornijcuk, J.Y. Seok, Korea Institute of
    Science and Technology, Seoul (KR)
  • Memristive Devices for Neuromorphic Circuits
    M. Ziegler (Sp), M. Hansen, M.Ignatov, H. Kohlstedt, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (DE);
    S. Dirkmann, T. Mussenbrock,Ruhr University of Bochum (DE);
    T. Bartsch, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) Kiel(DE); D. Schroeder, W. Krautschnei-
    der, Hamburg University of Technology (DE)


März 2015

2. FOR Treffen an der Ruhr-Universität in Bochum


Dezember 2014

15. 12. 2014 Kick-off meeting in Kiel