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.
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.