A review of the international Astroinformatics Conference, hosted and organized by HITS researchers, a report of a school students’ event with math and robotics, the digital reconstruction of fossil insects, and a portrait of astrophysicist and computer scientist Dr. Kai Polsterer, who has established his full group at HITS in early September: Those and other stories are waiting in the new HITS Newsletter “The Charts”:
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.