Bioinfomatics pioneer Gene Myers as a mentor at HITS, the formation of the Universe in 80 seconds, a portrait of science journalist Volker Stollorz, who spent his time here as the first “HITS Journalist in Residence”, and much more: This is the new issue of the HITS newsletter:
HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by 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, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.