Friedrich Röpke and Sebastian Ohlmann of the PSO group were granted 4.4 million core hours of computing time on the computing resource ForHLR I (Forschungshoechstleistungsrechner Phase I) at SCC (Steinbruch Center for Computing), Karlsruhe. The goal of the project is to further improve the hydrodynamic modeling of so-called common envelope phases, special interactions in binary star systems.
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.