From May 8 to 19, 2017, the PSO group hosts Jakub Fišák from the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Ondrejov. Jakub works on outflows of massive stars and will collaborate with PSO member Markus Kromer to implement a novel radiative transfer scheme into his stellar wind code.
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.