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“Journalist in Residence”: Michele Catanzaro at HITS

The Barcelona-based science journalist Michele Catanzaro begins his stay at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) as “Journalist in Residence.” This program offers science journalist a longer stay at the institute which conducts data-driven research in areas ranging from astrophysics to cell biology. Candidates from 22 countries applied for the program that had been…

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Small but significant: HITS performs well in the Humboldt ranking

The current Humboldt ranking lists the German research institutions and cities that are leading in the international contest for the best minds. Heidelberg is particularly successful: 274 scholars and award winners have worked at the University and the surrounding research institutions in the last five years. The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) welcomed a…

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HITS an Bord: Digitale Forschung auf der MS Wissenschaft

This content is only available in German. 6. August 2014, 18 Uhr 30 bis 22 Uhr: Mitmachstationen, Vorführungen sowie eine Podiumsdiskussion  mit der baden-württembergischen Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer. Das Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS) geht an Bord der „MS Wissenschaft“, die ab dem 4. August in Mannheim-Lindenhof vor Anker liegt. Unter dem Motto: „Forschung digital…

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Die Kraft, die im Molekül steckt

This content is only available in German.   Dr. Frauke Gräter, Leiterin der Forschungsgruppe „Molecular Biomechanics“ am Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS), erhielt jetzt die W3-Professur „Molekulare Biomechanik“ (Fakultät für Biowissenschaften / HITS) an der Universität Heidelberg. Die Berufung der 37-jährigen Chemikerin dokumentiert die gute und intensive Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Universität Heidelberg und dem…

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HITS bei Explore Science: Es lebe die Vielfalt!

This content is only available in German. Was haben wir Menschen mit einer Banane gemeinsam? Wie macht man DNA sichtbar? Mit welchen Lebewesen sind wir verwandt? Und wie sieht ein Molekül aus? All das erklären die Wissenschaftler des Heidelberger Instituts für Theoretische Studien mit spannenden Mitmachstationen und Vorträgen bei „Explore Science“, den naturwissenschaftlichen Erlebnistagen der…

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Mathematical models, astrophysical simulations

The HITS scientists Volker Springel (Astrophysics) and Tilmann Gneiting (Mathematics) are among the highly cited researchers worldwide. Two scientists of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) belong to the group of highly cited researchers worldwide. This is the result of the “Highly Cited Researchers” report by the Thomson Reuters Group.  The astrophysicist Prof. Volker…

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TRAPP on the Frontpage

An article by HITS researcher Dr. Daria Kokh (MCM) has made it onto the frontpage of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. TRAPP (A Tool for Analysis of Transient Binding Pockets in Proteins) is a new automated software platform for tracking, analysis, and visualization of binding pocket variations along a protein motion trajectory or…

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In “Nature”: Galaxies out of a Supercomputer

A new computer simulation shows the formation of galaxies with unprecedented precision, allowing astrophysicists from Heidelberg, the U.S. and England to indirectly confirm the standard model of cosmology. Galaxies are typically comprised of several hundred billion stars and display a variety of shapes and sizes. The formation of galaxies is one of the most involved…

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Dazzler Blog online

The Dazzler Blog is about algorithms and software for DNA sequence assembly, specifically for next, next gen long-read sequencers such as the Pacbio RS II sequencer. The team and potential authors of posts consist of Prof. Eugene “Gene” Myers, a director at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dr. Siegfried Schloissnig,…

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Andreas Reuter at the ACM Europe Council Meeting

In March, the ACM Europe Council Meeting was held at the British Royal Society in London. HITS Managing Director Prof. Andreas Reuter was a member of the discussion panel on “The Future of Computer Science Research in Europe,” which was chaired by Dame Wendy Hall, former president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The…

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Mathematik hilft Umweltschutz

This content is only available in German. Wie mathematische Ansätze umweltrelevante Arbeitsprozesse, wie zum Beispiel Recycling optimieren können, diskutierten Wissenschaftler und Praktiker im Studio Villa Bosch in Heidelberg. Die Arbeitsgruppe „OR im Umweltschutz“ der Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR) hatte zu einem Workshop  eingeladen, organisiert wurde die Veranstaltung vom Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS)…

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A Milky Way out of the Supercomputer

The formation of disk galaxies has long been a conundrum for cosmologists: computer simulations produced typically far too massive and too small disks. Scientists at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have now succeeded in including additional physical processes such as magnetic fields in the simulations, thereby improving them in a decisive way. With…

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