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Welcome to the website of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS).
At the moment, HITS comprises 10 research groups from various fields of the natural sciences, plus mathematics and computer science. We are convinced that such a multi-disciplinary setting is an ideal "incubator" for novel approaches to hard scientific problems.
Follow the HITS Twitter account and visit HITS on Facebook, on LinkedIn and on our  Youtube-Channel.

Latest News:

-  August 18, 2014: "Journalist in Residence" Michele Catanzaro begins his stay at HITS

- "MATH @ HITS" - new movie about HITS research on Youtube

- Research News: Focal adhesion kinase "feels" the membrane anchor (August 15, 2014)

- August 14, 2014: Small, but significant: HITS performs well in the Humboldt ranking

- HITSter Michael Strube to be co-chair of the ACL 2015 conference

"The Charts" Newsletter No. 15 is out! Read it online (PDF) here!

- HITS Youtube-Channel: Movies on research and researchers

Rebecca Wade (HITS) is one of the principal investigators in the EU-funded "Human Brain Project"

HITS is an active partner of the Biotech-Cluster Rhine-Neckar, which was awarded the leading-edge Cluster for "Cell-based and Molecular Medicine" in 2008.

HITS Summer Impressions (pictures: Peter Saueressig / HITS)