Academy of Pupils
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Autonomes Fahren, genetische Anpassung von Lebewesen an Lebensraum und Ressourcen, Entstehung von sozialem Verhalten, ... all das ist mit Lernprozessen verbunden. Lernen ist Grundlage von Entwicklung und Erfolg. Automatisiertes Lernen beeinflusst zunehmend unser Leben. Aber was ist eigentlich Lernen? Wir gehen auf diese Frage aus der Sicht von Biologie, Informatik, Mathematik und Technik ein, suchen nach Gemeinsamkeiten und nach allgemeinen Prinzipien.

Unsere Spring School richtet sich an Schülerinnen und Schüler ab Klasse 10. Die Veranstaltung von der Possehl-Stiftung und der Gottfried-Roder-Stiftung gefördert. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos.


4 April 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Lecture on learning systems and artificial intelligence
  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Choice of workshops
5 April 2018
09:00 - 13:00
Choice of workshops
  14:00 - 15:00
Lecture on learning systems from the standpoint of digitisation
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Supplement the two lectures by partaking in the following workshops:
  • "The Semantic Learning Experience"
    This is a practical and theoretical workshop on a learning system implemented in a Framework Network Environment for multimedia objects. It uses image recognition for automated semantic annotation of media.
    – set up by
  • "get IT: Smart Buttons – Creative Buttons"
    Using the current “dash button” trend, we look at actual concepts on smart technologies in our daily lives. How smart is the “clever” technology today, and what’s behind it? Let's get it! – set up by
  • "(Re-)Search 4 Science – How Science Learns"
    Whether you look at penicillin, x-rays or rubber – most great discoveries were simply a stroke of luck. But, can you give such luck a bit of a push? We will show you how to systematically apply physics and mathematics to solve problems, and become a researcher in the bargain – set up by
  • "Cooperation and Selfishness: Ideas from Evolutionary Game Theory"
    We have not yet fully understood the phenomenon of how cooperation develops, on its own or under competing and selfish individuals. Interesting mechanisms from evolutionary game theory models provide new findings – set up by
  • "Molecular Evolution – Our Genome in Motion"
    Two-day workshop
    Our genome is not a static building manual – mutations and jumps of individual DNA sequences make it remarkably dynamic. It was recently observed that the probability is very high that these mobile DNA sequences (transposons), especially in the brain, will jump. In this course, we will determine the position of specific transposons in the genome of four different primates and apply it to generate a phylogenetic tree – set up by