Next year, HITS will be ten years – a time to celebrate! To mark the occasion we have planned several special events and activities to pull the crowds. Speaking of which, another irresistible pulling force emanates from the magnetic star Fabian Schneider and Fritz Röpke from the PSO group have investigated: the so-called magnetars are some of the strongest magnets in the Universe. The study was published in the scientific journal “Nature” with a front-page picture. Read this and more – including a portrait of our new group leader Ganna (Anya) Gryn’ova – in the latest edition of “The Charts” (issue 37).
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.