Seminar: “Computational Methods in Optics and Astrophysics”

11. February 2015

This seminar is aimed at students from the Physics Master program and is credited as “Compulsory Master Seminar” (MVSem). The work-load corresponds to 6 CP / 2 SWS.


Time and Venue:

  • Thursdays, 11am – 1pm, weekly
  • INF 227 / SR 3.402
  • First seminar takes place April 21, 2016


  • Please refer to this page for a description of the topics
  • During the first seminar, the dates of the student’s presentations will be fixed.
  • Feel free to contact the lecturers ahead of time for any questions.

About HITS

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.

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