In January 2010 the “Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies” will be established – It succeeds “EML Research” as institute of the Klaus Tschira Foundation
Heidelberg. With the new year approaching, EML Research gGmbH, the research institute of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, will change its name: From January 1st, 2010, HITS (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies) will be established. As EML Research before, HITS will concentrate on basic research in data-driven fields, with huge amounts of data to be processed and structured. It will continue and substantially extend the successful scientific agenda of EML Research. HITS will accommodate about 10 research groups from various fields of the natural sciences, including Mathematics and Computer Science. It will be a highly inter-disciplinary organization, and is intended to closely collaborate with research labs world-wide.
The first new HITS group in Theoretical Astrophysics will start to work in spring 2010. Group leader Volker Springel, coming from Max-Planck-Institute in Garching, will then be also professor for Astrophysics at the University of Heidelberg.
Through the year 2010, HITS will move to a building in immediate neighborhood of the Villa Bosch, home of the Klaus Tschira Foundation. Managing directors will be Klaus Tschira and Andreas Reuter.
Dr. Peter Saueressig
EML Research gGmbH
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The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and 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. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.