News Year: 2017

Visitor: Raphael Hirschi

16. November 2017

From November 7 to 8, 2017, Dr. Raphael Hirschi from Keele University (UK) visited the PSO group to discuss current topics in stellar evolution …

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Again: Three “Highly Cited Researchers” at HITS

16. November 2017

Three HITS scientists are named among the most cited researchers worldwide. This year’s “Highly Cited Researchers” ranking by Clarivate Analytics …

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Tracking down the origins of gold

8. November 2017

The European Research Council has awarded HITS astrophysicist Andreas Bauswein an ERC Starting Grant worth approximately 1.5 million euros. Using computer simulations, …

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Jülich Supercomputing Centre grants 28 million CPU hours for simulations of thermonuclear supernovae

1. November 2017

Together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, PSO scientists were awarded 28 million CPU hours on …

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Noisy cell membranes

25. October 2017

Rapid information transfer is vital for the inner workings of body tissues. With computer simulations, researchers from Colombia and Germany found …

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First detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic emission from a neutron star merger

17. October 2017

Astrophysicists all over the world are excited by the first detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic emission from a single cosmic …

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Announcing Fourth Biological Diffusion and Brownian Dynamics Brainstorm Meeting (BDBDB 4)

11. October 2017

Biological Diffusion and Brownian Dynamics Brainstorm 4 (BDBDB4) will, like the previous meetings (the last was BDBDB3), provide a forum for intensive …

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The science of forecasting: Models and data instead of crystal balls

6. October 2017

“Summer School” in Heidelberg in the framework of the “ScienceFore” Project, led by Tilmann Gneiting (HITS). The project is funded by …

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Prof. Volker Springel, group leader Theoretical Astrophysics, HITS (Photo: HITS)

HITS group leader Volker Springel will become Max Planck Director in Summer 2018

5. October 2017

Volker Springel, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics group (TAP) at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), accepted the offer to …

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Early light curves for Type Ia supernova explosion models

1. October 2017

Upcoming high-cadence transient survey programmes will produce a wealth of observational data for Type Ia supernovae. These data sets will contain …

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