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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.
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European scientists identified potent inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 main protease, a promising target for antiviral compounds.
In the light of fast-spreading coronavirus variants, genomic surveillance has become of great importance to fight the pandemic. In a …
Statisticians from HITS, KIT, and Heidelberg University introduce the new “CORP” approach to better determine the reliability of forecasting methods. CORP …
HITS welcomes new group leader Fabian Schneider, who started in January 2021. The astrophysicist is currently establishing his own research group “Stellar …
Biological Diffusion and Brownian Dynamics Brainstorm 5 (BDBDB5: https://bdbdb.h-its.org/) will take place in virtual format on 24-25 …
Fabian Schneider leads the new research group “Stellar Evolution Theory” (SET) at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The astrophysicist …
The AIN group develops new methods and tools to deal with the exponentially increasing amount of data in astronomy.
The CCC group uses state-of-the-art computational chemistry to explore and exploit diverse functional organic materials.
The CME group focuses on developing algorithms, computer architectures, and high-performance computing solutions for bioinformatics.
The CST group focuses on the theory and practice of forecasts as well as on spatial statistics.
The DMQ group uses stochastic mathematical models, high-performance computing, and hardware-aware computing to quantify the impact of uncertainties in large data sets.
The GRG group investigates various mathematical problems in the fields of geometry and topology, which involve the interplay between geometric spaces.
The HITS Lab fosters collaboration across groups and disciplines emphasizing research across disciplinary boundaries.
The MCM group focuses on the interactions of biomolecules. Research methods include interactive, web-based visualization tools and atomic-detail molecular simulations.
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.
The NLP group develops methods, algorithms, and tools for the automatic analysis of natural language.
The PSO group models thermonuclear explosions of white dwarf stars leading to the astronomical phenomenon of Type Ia supernovae.
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.
The SET group seeks to investigate the turbulent and explosive lives of massive stars.
Stars are an important source of electromagnetic radiation in the universe allowing for studies of many phenomena, from distant galaxies to …