Thomas Picht is a Neurosurgeon, head of the Image Guidance Lab, and co-director of the Berlin Simulation and Training Center at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. His research group deals with non-invasive brain function diagnostics, connectivity analyses, and neuromodulation with the aim of optimally treating brain tumors with individualized therapy concepts. Further focal points are the research of modern visualization strategies for the understanding and mediation of spatially complex structures as well as the establishment of novel simulation concepts in education and surgical practice. His research group is in close contact with a large number of medical device manufacturers and start-ups. His comprehensive clinical and scientific experience in dealing with the highly dynamic materiality of the brain is decisive for the »Cutting« project of the Matters of Activity Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.