Outreach talk (in German) by HITS group leader Alexandros Stamatakis about efficiently simulating elimination tournaments using concepts from phylogenetics
At the “Open Day” 2022, HITS group leader Alexandros Stamatakis (Computational Molecular Evolution) gave an outreach talk in the Studio Villa Bosch on the topic “phylogenetic tree meets football and the strong power of coincidence” (“Stammbaum trifft Fußball und die starke Macht des Zufalls”). The video is now online:
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.