The HITS Yale program in Astrophysics and our second site at “Mathematikon”, science news about the dynamics of chromatosome formation and the international CAASTRO 3D project as well as portraits of two members of the HITS scientific advisory board: these and other stories are waiting in the HITS Newsletter “The Charts” No.25:
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.