HITS Group Leader Saskia Hekker (TOS) was invited as an expert to participate in the “AstroGeo Podcast”, hosted by science journalists Franziska Konitzer and Karl Urban (Riffreporter). Saskia explained the difference between asteroseismology and seismology, talked about the history of asteroseismology, which is actually a very old field of research, starting in the early 1900s, and elaborated on the methods that researchers are working with nowadays.
Listen to the podcast on the AstroGeo website (in German language, Saskia Hekker’s quotes in English, starting at 11:30 min.):
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.