Brian receives the French Open Science Free Research Software Award

We are proud and happy to announce that the Brian simulator has been awarded with an Open Science Free Research Software Award by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. In the second edition of these awards, eight software applications developed by French teams were rewarded for their “contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge or for their promising work in this area.”:

These awards highlight the work of research projects and teams that develop and disseminate open source software and thus contribute to the construction of a major common good. They recognise the production of open source software as a contribution to and a result of research. They showcase exceptional or highly promising achievements that could inspire the scientific community and society alike.
The Brian simulator was the winner in the “Documentation” category. The price came with a beautiful trophy, designed by Alix Nadeau, Rose Vidal, Hugo Bijaoui et Lorris Sahli, when they were students at the École des arts décoratifs in Paris. Each trophy has a unique shape, generated by an open-source algorithm based on the description of the project.
Trophy of the Open Science price seen from a above; trophy in metal with round wodden plaque at the bottom, stating 'Prix science ouverte du logiciel libre de la recherche. Édition 2023'. Four metal bars curve upwards, branching out non-symmetrically.
Photo: Philippe Gauthier