New Scientific Director: Michael Strube

As of January 2017, Prof. Dr. Michael Strube is the new Scientific Director (“Institutssprecher”) of HITS. As the position of Scientific Director rotates through the group leaders, this is a planned change in the HITS management. Rebecca Wade, who was Scientific Director for the last two years, stepped down from the position at the end…


Season´s Greetings

Dear friends and colleagues, As we come to the end of an eventful and turbulent year, we and all the HITSters send you our best wishes for a peaceful holiday season and a successful New Year. The New Year will bring a planned change in the HITS management as the position of Scientific Director rotates…


Three “Highly Cited Researchers” at HITS

In this year’s ranking of “Highly Cited Researchers”, three HITS scientists are named among the most cited researchers worldwide: Tilmann Gneiting (Mathematics), Volker Springel (Space Science) and, for the first time, Alexandros Stamatakis (Computer Science).   Three researchers from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) belong to the most cited researchers worldwide. The “Highly…


HITS is New Associate Partner of CompBioMed Project

Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), represented by its Molecular and Cellular Modeling Group (MCM), led by Professor Rebecca Wade, has joined CompBioMed as an Associate Partner. CompBioMed is a user-driven Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, to nurture and promote the uptake and exploitation of high performance computing within the biomedical modelling community. The…


On YouTube: LERU Doctoral Summer School, Leiden 2016

Mehmet Öztürk, PhD student from Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) group recently participated in the 2016 LERU Doctoral Summer School held at Leiden University, Netherlands between 10-15th July 2016. The LERU Doctoral Summer School is an annual event organised by different LERU (The League of European Research Universities) members. The aim of the LERU Doctoral…


Gliese Fellow Markus Kromer joins HITS

In October 2016, Dr. Markus Kromer joined the Physics of Stellar Objects (PSO) research group at HITS as a visiting scientist. Markus obtained the 2016 Gliese Fellowship from the Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH). The Gliese Fellowship is awarded to outstanding postdoctoral researchers in any area of astronomy or astrophysics in which ZAH scientists are…


On the way to better understand the Universe

HITS is scientific partner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions – led by the Australian National University How did the Universe form matter in the first moments after the Big Bang? How did the first stars emerge and evolve into galaxies? How did the stars create the chemical…


Data for life

HITS researcher Alexandros Stamatakis is new SAB member of the Greek ELIXIR National Node Prof. Alexandros Stamatakis, head of the Scientific Computing (SCO) group at HITS, has been appointed new member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of ELIXIR-GR. This is the Greek node of ELIXIR, a distributed infrastructure for life-science information that unites Europe’s…

Das Foto zeigt die Vertragsunterzeichnung (v.l.n.r.): Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bernhard Eitel (Rektor der Universität Heidelberg), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Andreas Reuter (Wissenschaftlicher Leiter der Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation), Beate Spiegel (Vorstandsvorsitzende der Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation) HITS Geschäftsführerin Dr. Gesa Schönberger und HITS-Institutssprecherin Prof. Dr. Rebecca Wade. (Photo: Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation / B. Kreutzer)

New energies: strengthening mathematics and computer science

HITS and Heidelberg University are scientific partners of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation – sustainable and professional support to the annual meeting of top researchers from mathematics and computer science with young scientists from around the world. Since 2013, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) takes place annually in Heidelberg. At this networking event, award-winning scientists…


HITS opens second site in the „Mathematikon“

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) has opened a second site on Heidelberg´s university campus Neuenheimer Feld. The private basic research institute, which has its headquarters at Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35, has moved into the “Mathematikon”, Berliner Str. 45, thus enhancing its presence on the University campus. The new, second site of HITS is located on…


HITS and Yale: Over the ocean, across the Universe

Start of the HITS-Yale program in astrophysics – the collaboration comprises two postdoctoral fellowships as well as regular meetings in Heidelberg and New Haven The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and Yale University, New Haven/U.S, have started a joint initiative to foster collaboration between astronomers and astrophysicists on both sides of the ocean: the…


X. Würzburg Workshop on Supernovae and related topics

On July 21 and 22, the PSO group organized the X. Würzburg Workshop on Supernovae and related topics in Würzburg. At this meeting, an international group of researchers gathered to discuss recent progress in the fields of hydrodynamic modeling of thermonuclear supernovae, hydrodynamic modeling of stars, and numerical hydrodynamics.