The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) has opened a second site on Heidelberg´s university campus Neuenheimer Feld. The private basic research institute, which has its headquarters at Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35, has moved into the “Mathematikon”, Berliner Str. 45, thus enhancing its presence on the University campus.
The new, second site of HITS is located on the 4th floor in the central building in the Mathematikon (“Bauteil B”). The Scientific Databases and Visualization group, which has close collaborations with scientists at Heidelberg University and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), will work in the Mathematikon. Moreover, there is a conference room for HITS internal meetings and for the exchange with partners from the University and other institutes on the campus.
(Photo: Mathematikon Heidelberg GmbH (n. Schw. R.) & Co KG)
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.