HITS group leaders Prof. Dr. Frauke Gräter (MBM) and Prof. Dr. Michael Strube (NLP) have been named Fellows of the Marsilius Kolleg of Heidelberg University from April 2019 until March 2020. Together with professor of English philology Vera Nünning, they will investigate whether a scientific article that is easy and enjoyable to read and that contains stylistic features that attract readers’ attention is in fact read and cited more often than other articles.
The Marsilius Kolleg of Heidelberg University bridges the gap between the sciences and humanities. Meetings and joint projects promote understanding and collaboration between the disciplines. “This interdisciplinary approach harmonizes perfectly with our motto ‘Think Beyond the Limits!’” said HITS Scientific Director Dr. Wolfgang Müller.
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The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the 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 sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.