HITSters can bike!

12. October 2020

Overall, 10 HITSters participated in the nationwide competition “Stadtradeln” (City Cycling Challenge) to show that we can navigate through daily life easily by bike – and this way contribute to save the environment. The event took place from 20 September until 10 October 2020. 133 teams participated in Heidelberg alone, bicycling more than 200.000 kilometers in total. Team “HITSter” ranked 25th in the city-wide competition and contributed over 2000 kilometers. Thanks to their efforts, the team managed to save over 300 kilograms of CO² emissions while having fun and staying healthy.  

About HITS

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.

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