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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:

November 11, 2014: Put more journalism into science journalism" - public talk by Michele Catanzaro (Barcelona), HITS Journalist in Residence 2014

November 17, 2014: HITS Colloquium with Prof. Stuart Parkin (MPI for Microstructure Physics, Halle / IBM Research, Almaden)

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

- Our Annual Report 2013 is online! Read it here (PDF)

- "The Charts" Newsletter No. 16 is out! Read it online here! (PDF)

- 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 Fall Impressions (pictures: Peter Saueressig / HITS)