Up or Down? Nowcasting COVID-19 hospitalisation figures

24. August 2022

Outreach talk (in German) by HITS scientist Johannes Bracher on how nowcasting can help predict COVID-19 hospitalisation figures more accurately

At the “Open Day” 2022, HITS scientist Johannes Bracher (Computational Statistics) gave an outreach talk in the Studio Villa Bosch on how nowcasting can improve the prediction of COVID-19 hospitalisation figures (“Hoch oder runter? Nowcasting der COVID-19 Hospitalisierungszahlen”). The video is now online:


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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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