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Welcome

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:

July 22, 2014: HITS group leader Frauke Gräter will be appointed Professor at Heidelberg University (see press release in German)

July 20-27, 2014: EMBO Practical Course "Biomolecular Simulation", Paris (co-organized by Rebecca Wade)


Highly Cited": The HITS scientists Volker Springel (Astrophysics) and Tilmann Gneiting (Mathematics) are among the highly cited researchers worldwide


"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)