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Karlheinz Meier and Laurie Goodman to speak at the DI4R conference

We are thrilled to announce the keynote speakers of the DI4R conference.


Wednesday, 28 September: Karlheinz Meier, Professor of Experimental Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg University

Title: “The brain, the universe and the need for integrated infrastructures

Karlheinz Meier holds a diploma and a PhD in Physics from Hamburg University. During the last 30 years, he has contributed to several major particle physics experiments at DESY and CERN, specifically: JADE at PETRAUA2 at the CERN Proton-Antiproton ColliderH1 at the HERA Electron-Proton Collider and ATLAS at the LHC. He also contributed to European initiatives in detector research, notably the RD1 and RD27 collaborations at CERN.

Meier is the founding director of the Kirchhoff Institut für Physik and of the Laboratory for Microelectronics  at Heidelberg. Since 2011, he has been director for neuromorphic computing of the EU HBP FET Flagship Project.

Based on his experience of designing and running custom electronic data filters ('triggers') for particle detectors and the establishment of the Heidelberg ASIC Laboratory in 1994, he initiated and developed a new line of research in Heidelberg. An overview of his publications from this work can be found in INSPIRE.


Friday, 30 September: Laurie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief of the international open-access open-data journal GigaScience

Title: “Data Citation: Credit Where Credit is Due

Laurie Goodman is the Editor-in-Chief of the international open-access open-data journal GigaScience (co-published by BGI and BioMed Central), which has a novel publication platform with article publication linked to a database that hosts all affiliated data.

Goodman received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Stanford University and holds a PhD from the University of Chicago. She published a novel, A Spell of Deceit, with Del Rey Books and did her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Nature Genetics , then moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in 1997 to serve as the Executive Editor of Genome Research and Managing Editor of Learning & Memory.

In 2006, she started her own company, Goodman Writing & Editing, which provides manuscript editing services and manuscript writing seminars.