From March 6 to March 8, 2017, the PSO group hosted Dr. Ulrich Noebauer from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching as a guest. He is an expert on radiation transfer and radiation hydrodynamics and collaborates with several members of the PSO group on simulating Type Ia supernovae.
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.