On May 24, 2016, Prof. Georges Meynet from Geneva Observatory visited the PSO group at HITS and gave the Astrophysical Colloquium at the University of Heidelberg. Georges Meynet is an expert in stellar evolution with a particular interest and specialization on modeling physical effects in rotating stars.
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.