Kerstin Hoppenhaus – Journalist in Residence 2018

German science journalist Kerstin Hoppenhaus was the HITS “Journalist in Residence” from July until December 2018. Hoppenhaus studied Biology in Mainz, Tübingen, Jena (Germany), and Lyon (France) in addition to studying directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. Since 2005, she has worked as a freelance director of documentaries, research projects, and online endeavors. She…

T.V. Padma – Journalist in Residence 2017

In February 2017, the India-based science journalist T.V. Padma joined HITS as the sixth “Journalist in Residence”, where she will remain for five months. T.V. Padma earned a B.Sc. in Botany (Honours) and an M.Sc. from the University of Delhi, where she undertook special courses on genetics and microbiology. She was awarded the National Science…

Michael Stang – Journalist in Residence 2016

German science journalist Michael Stang was the fifth “Journalist in Residence” at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). For the second time, the program was announced internationally; 40 candidates from 23 countries had applied. A jury consisting of science journalists and scientists from universities, Max Planck Institutes and HITS, selected Michael Stang to be…

Larry Krumenaker – Journalist in Residence 2015

Larry Krumenaker, a U.S. science writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, was the fourth “Journalist in Residence” at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). A jury consisting of science journalists and scientists from universities, Max Planck Institutes and HITS chose Krumenaker for the HITS Journalist in Residence scholarship 2015. Larry Krumenaker studied Astronomy at Case…

Michele Catanzaro – Journalist in Residence 2014

In 2014, the HITS Journalist in Residence Program was announced for the third time – and for the first time internationally. Journalists from 22 countries applied. The jury chose the Barcelona-based freelance science journalist Michele Catanzaro. He joined the institute in August 2014 and will stay at HITS until mid-February 2015. Catanzaro studied Physics in…

Pia Grzesiak – Journalist in Residence 2013

TV journalist Pia Grzesiak stayed at HITS as Journalist in Residence from April to July 2013. Already during her Biology studies at the University of Bonn, she worked on scientific topics for a big German public broadcasting institution. For over ten years now, she is working as a freelance science journalist. She is regularly writing…