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The presentation of the membershop certificate (f.l.t.r.): Prof. Dr. Jutta Schnitzer-Ungefug, Secretary General Leopoldina, Prof. Dr. Volker Springel, HITS, Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker, President, Leopoldina Photo: Markus Scholz / Leopoldina

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Volker Springel elected to the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”. Presentation of the membership certificate in Halle, Germany Volker Springel, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He received his his membership certificate at the official inauguration ceremony…

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“Journalist in Residence”: T.V. Padma at HITS

Science journalist T.V. Padma from Delhi, India, has begun her stay at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) as “Journalist in Residence.” The program of the same name offers science journalists a stay of up to 6 months at the institute and focuses on data-driven research in areas ranging from molecular biology to astrophysics.…

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New Scientific Director: Michael Strube

As of January 2017, Prof. Dr. Michael Strube is the new Scientific Director (“Institutssprecher”) of HITS. As the position of Scientific Director rotates through the group leaders, this is a planned change in the HITS management. Rebecca Wade, who was Scientific Director for the last two years, stepped down from the position at the end…

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Season´s Greetings

Dear friends and colleagues, As we come to the end of an eventful and turbulent year, we and all the HITSters send you our best wishes for a peaceful holiday season and a successful New Year. The New Year will bring a planned change in the HITS management as the position of Scientific Director rotates…

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Three “Highly Cited Researchers” at HITS

In this year’s ranking of “Highly Cited Researchers”, three HITS scientists are named among the most cited researchers worldwide: Tilmann Gneiting (Mathematics), Volker Springel (Space Science) and, for the first time, Alexandros Stamatakis (Computer Science).   Three researchers from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) belong to the most cited researchers worldwide. The “Highly…

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HITS is New Associate Partner of CompBioMed Project

Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), represented by its Molecular and Cellular Modeling Group (MCM), led by Professor Rebecca Wade, has joined CompBioMed as an Associate Partner. CompBioMed is a user-driven Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, to nurture and promote the uptake and exploitation of high performance computing within the biomedical modelling community. The…

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On YouTube: LERU Doctoral Summer School, Leiden 2016

Mehmet Öztürk, PhD student from Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) group recently participated in the 2016 LERU Doctoral Summer School held at Leiden University, Netherlands between 10-15th July 2016. The LERU Doctoral Summer School is an annual event organised by different LERU (The League of European Research Universities) members. The aim of the LERU Doctoral…

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Gliese Fellow Markus Kromer joins HITS

In October 2016, Dr. Markus Kromer joined the Physics of Stellar Objects (PSO) research group at HITS as a visiting scientist. Markus obtained the 2016 Gliese Fellowship from the Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH). The Gliese Fellowship is awarded to outstanding postdoctoral researchers in any area of astronomy or astrophysics in which ZAH scientists are…

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On the way to better understand the Universe

HITS is scientific partner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions – led by the Australian National University How did the Universe form matter in the first moments after the Big Bang? How did the first stars emerge and evolve into galaxies? How did the stars create the chemical…

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