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The Cambridge University Scientific Society (SciSoc) exists “to promote all branches of science and to make science accessible to all members of the University”. We do this mainly via weekly talks on a wide range of subjects, but we also organise social events for our members.

Building Brains — Prof Steve Furber
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Named as one of the Times’ 100 leading UK scientists in 2014, Professor Steve Furber was the principal designer of the BBC Micro and the ARM processor, the most widely used instruction set architecture in the world (including in all smartphones!). For his work he has been awarded the Faraday Medal, the Millennium Technology Prize and a CBE.

He will discuss his latest project SpiNNaker, which aims to create a new kind of computer using a massive parallel processing system to model the human brain, as part of the ten-year £1 billion Human Brain Project.

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 20:00-21:15 in the Department of Pharmacology Lecture Theatre.

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