HITS News

Wade and Nunes Alves on boards of the JCIM

Recently, HITS researchers from the Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) group have been appointed to boards of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (JCIM), an American Chemical Society Journal. MCM group leader Rebecca Wade has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling from the beginning of 2019.…

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Carbon chemistry at HITS: tremendous potential

The new junior group “Computational Carbon Chemistry” at HITS works on graphene, one of the most promising materials in modern technology. Group leader Dr. Ganna Gryn’ova develops computer-based tools and concepts for applications in metal-free catalysis and molecular electronics.

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New Scientific Director: Wolfgang Müller

As of January 2019, Priv.-Doz Dr. Wolfgang Müller is the new Scientific Director of HITS. As the position of Scientific Director rotates through the group leaders, this is a planned change in the HITS management. Michael Strube, who had been Scientific Director for the last two years, stepped down from this position at the end of the year. The new deputy Scientific Director will be Prof. Dr. Frauke Gräter.

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Season’s Greetings!

Dear friends and colleagues, 2018 was a year of change for HITS. Two research groups successfully completed their work at the institute: Siegfried Schloissnig and the “Computational Biology” group bid adieu after five years of intensive work culminating in two publications in “Nature.” Additionally, Volker Springel left HITS after more than eight years to become…

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The Data Revolution in the Night Sky

The HITS Astroinformatics research group led by Kai Polsterer helps astronomers to better analyze the rapidly growing data-sets with modern methods from computer science. The researchers apply artificial intelligence techniques – among others – and develop new methods that are used in major projects, such as LOFAR and SKA. In addition, the group organized this year’s international “Astroinformatics” conference, which for the first time took place in Germany.

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“Highly Cited Researchers” at HITS

HITS scientists are listed among the most cited researchers worldwide. This year’s “Highly Cited Researchers” ranking by Clarivate Analytics again lists Tilmann Gneiting (Mathematics) and Alexandros Stamatakis (now in the new category “Cross-Field”).

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