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).
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.