Issue 4 | 2020

4. December 2020

Canadian science journalist and author Siobhan Roberts is the current “Journalist in Residence” at HITS. In spite of the Corona crisis, she has been able to meet with HITS researchers from different groups on several occasions, be it online or “in real life.”

The DMQ group contributed to a paper on cancer research that shows the benefits of a close cooperation between different disciplines. Speaking of interdisciplinarity: We are happy to announce that CME group leader Alexandros Stamatakis is again among the most cited researchers worldwide, listed in the “Cross-Field” category.

Finally, in the fourth installment of our series “behind the scenes”, we present the team that is in charge of the Studio Villa Bosch conference center, planning and organizing not only HITS events but a lot of other events.

About HITS

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.

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