HITS

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies was established 2010 by SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira foundation as a private, non-profit research institute.

HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics.

Research News

KBbox is online!

10 09 2019

A new web server, KBbox, provides a toolbox of computational methods for studying the kinetics of molecular binding Recent research has …

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Local and Precise: Neural Networks in Weather Forecasts

24 07 2019

Thunderstorms, sun, heat and cold – this year’s May showed how quickly the weather can change. Responsible is the “chaotic system” …

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EU-STANDS4PM Start 2019

01 04 2019

Accessible and shareable health information is crucial for good healthcare. Scientists of the Scientific Databases and Visualization group (SDBV) at HITS …

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HITS News

Opening Ceremony of the Max Planck Schools

12 09 2019

The three pilot Schools officially welcome their first students at the Harnack House Berlin, September 11th: The Max Planck Schools have …

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Gesa Schönberger appointed member of BMBF “Strategic Foresight” initiative

10 09 2019

How will current trends in research and education shape the future of society? To address this important question the Federal Ministry …

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Poster Prize for Goutam Mukherjee

04 09 2019

Goutam Mukherjee, PostDoc in the Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) group at HITS, has been awarded a Poster Prize at the 19…

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Research Groups

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Astroinformatics

The AIN group develops new methods and tools to deal with the exponentially increasing amount of data in astronomy.

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Computational Carbon Chemistry

The CCC group uses state-of-the-art computational chemistry to explore and exploit diverse functional organic materials.

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Computational Molecular Evolution

The CME group focuses on developing algorithms, computer architectures, and high-performance computing solutions for bioinformatics.

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Computational Statistics

The CST group focuses on the theory and practice of forecasts as well as on spatial statistics.

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Data Mining and Uncertainty Quantification

The DMQ group uses stochastic mathematical models, high-performance computing, and hardware-aware computing to quantify the impact of uncertainties in large data sets.

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Groups and Geometry

The GRG group investigates various mathematical problems in the fields of geometry and topology, which involve the interplay between geometric spaces.

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Molecular and Cellular Modeling

The MCM group focuses on the interactions of biomolecules. Research methods include interactive, web-based visualization tools and atomic-detail molecular simulations.

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Molecular Biomechanics

The MBM group focuses on deciphering how proteins have been designed to specifically respond to mechanical forces in the cellular environment or as a biomaterial.

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Natural Language Processing

The NLP group develops methods, algorithms, and tools for the automatic analysis of natural language.

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Physics of Stellar Objects

The PSO group models thermonuclear explosions of white dwarf stars leading to the astronomical phenomenon of Type Ia supernovae.

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Scientific Databases and Visualization

The SDBV group improves data storage and the search for life science data, making storage, search, and processing simple to use for domain experts who are not computer scientists.

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