Neurophotonics – SPIE: Francesco Pavone’s Brain research aims to advance neuromorphic computing

”Francesco Pavone is director and professor at the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS) in Florence, Italy. He directs a research group working in the field of biophotonics on single-molecule biophysics, microscopy imaging-spectroscopy techniques, biomedical imaging, and laser manipulation of bio-samples. In particular, he is developing new microscopy techniques for high-resolution and high-sensitivity imaging, and for laser manipulation. These techniques have been applied for single-molecule biophysics, single-cell imaging, and optical manipulation. Tissue imaging is another research area where nonlinear optical techniques have been applied for skin and neural-tissue imaging. Recently, in-vivo imaging apparatus has been developed and applied to animals and humans.
Pavone has presented more than 50 invited talks, and chaired the conference on Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care at SPIE Photonics Europe 2014. He serves on the program committees of numerous SPIE conferences on neurophotonics and tissue biomechanics. He coordinates several European projects and he has organized international congresses; he is also director of the international PhD program at LENS.” : SPIE Newsroom : Francesco Pavone: Brain research aims to advance neuromorphic computing.


Deep Learning and the Higgs Boson

Deep Learning and the so called God Particle: the Higgs Boson:


” Tim Bell – Infrastructure Manager, CERN 

As part of a large-scale adoption of cloud computing to support the increasing computing needs of the Large Hadron Collider, the infrastructure of CERN IT is undergoing major changes in both technology and culture. This session will describe the steps taken, the challenges encountered and our outlook for the future.