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Volker Springel elected to the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”

Volker Springel, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He will be invited to present a lecture and receive his membership certificate at the official inauguration ceremony in March 2017. The astrophysicist Prof. Volker Springel has designed and…

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HITS research five years on

Annual Report of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) published: Advanced research using supercomputers – from molecular biology to astrophysics. About five years ago, the physicist Klaus Tschira (1940 – 2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation founded the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). Today, around 120 scientists from 22 countries work at the…

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Not only the Weather: Workshop on Advances in Economic Forecasting

When we are talking about forecasting, most of us associate it with the weather, come rain or shine. However, forecasting is also a big issue in the economic sector, where forecasts inform the decisions of policymakers, businesses and consumers alike. On June 6, 2016, the Computational Statistics (CST) group at HITS (group leader: Prof. Tilmann…

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Call for Proposals for Genomic Information Compression and Storage

MPEG Issues Genomic Information Compression and Storage Joint Call for Proposals in Conjunction with ISO/TC 276/WG5 The introduction of high-throughput DNA sequencing has led to the generation of large quantities of genomic data and related information that have to be stored, transferred and analyzed. To handle these massive amounts of genomic data technologies are developed…

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Highest Scaling on JUQUEEN

Philipp Edelmann and Friedrich Röpke (PSO group at HITS) showed during the Extreme scaling workshop 2016 at the Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) that the SLH code (Seven-League Hydro code), developed in the PSO group at HITS, is able to scale very efficiently on the JUQUEEN supercomputer. The HITS astrophysicists have been able to achieve 90%…

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