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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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.