CBC Radio: Saving the World One Idea at a Time

Friday, November 29, 2013

For many of us, that's just an expression. But for Canada's most outstanding researchers, it's a calling. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy in conversation with prize-winning thinkers about why they're driven to investigate some of the world's most pressing problems. Recorded at Rideau Hall, the 2013 Killam Prize Symposium celebrates the achievements of some of the Canada Council's Killam Prize winners.

Here is the full article and the online interview.

Waterloo researchers among top in Canada

Chris Eliasmith writing on a whiteboardChris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, received the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award  and is also an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

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How to Build a Brain

Chris Eliasmith’s team at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience has built Spaun, the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain. The related book is now available and for the full article Waterloo Stories.

Nengo

This is a collection of coverage of work with Nengo (Neural Engineering Objects) that has appeared in the popular press recently.