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Dazzler Blog online

The Dazzler Blog is about algorithms and software for DNA sequence assembly, specifically for next, next gen long-read sequencers such as the Pacbio RS II sequencer. The team and potential authors of posts consist of Prof. Eugene “Gene” Myers, a director at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dr. Siegfried Schloissnig,…

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Andreas Reuter at the ACM Europe Council Meeting

In March, the ACM Europe Council Meeting was held at the British Royal Society in London. HITS Managing Director Prof. Andreas Reuter was a member of the discussion panel on “The Future of Computer Science Research in Europe,” which was chaired by Dame Wendy Hall, former president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The…

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Mathematik hilft Umweltschutz

This content is only available in German. Wie mathematische Ansätze umweltrelevante Arbeitsprozesse, wie zum Beispiel Recycling optimieren können, diskutierten Wissenschaftler und Praktiker im Studio Villa Bosch in Heidelberg. Die Arbeitsgruppe „OR im Umweltschutz“ der Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR) hatte zu einem Workshop  eingeladen, organisiert wurde die Veranstaltung vom Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS)…

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Habilitation for HITSter Christoph Pfrommer

On January 29, 2014, Dr. Christoph Pfrommer (TAP-Group) successfully completed the habilitation process at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Heidelberg University. Christoph’s research interests include High-Energy Astrophysics as well as Cosmology, Computational Astrophysics, and Radio- and Gamma-Ray Astronomy. It is the first habilitation attained by a HITSter. Pfrommers career steps: 1996 Physics studies…

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Michele Catanzaro to be new “Journalist in Residence” at HITS

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gives science journalists the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of computer-based, data-driven science with a longer stay at the institute. For the first time, the program was announced internationally. Candidates from 22 countries applied. The jury chose the Barcelona-based science journalist Michele Catanzaro. The Barcelona-based science journalist Michele Catanzaro…

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Alexandros Stamatakis board member of IBC, Montpellier/France

Alexandros Stamatakis, leader of the Scientific Computing group at HITS, has been appointed member of the scientific advisory board of the newly founded Computational Biology Institute (IBC) in Montpellier, France. The IBC aims at the development of innovative methods and software to analyze, integrate and contextualize large-scale biological data in the fields of health, agronomy…

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Honorary Certificate for Andreas Reuter

Prof. Andreas Reuter, managing director of HITS, has been awarded an Honorary Certificate by Donetsk National Technical University, Ukraine. He received it on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of scientific cooperation between Donetsk University and the University of Stuttgart, Andreas Reuters´ former affiliation. The Ukrainian university honored his numerous contributions to the establishment of…

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Rebecca Wade associate editor for scientific journal

Rebecca Wade, leader of the MCM group, has been appointed as an associate editor for the journal PLOS Computational Biology. PLOS Computational Biology aims at publishing outstanding primary research articles on all aspects of computational biology applied to different and integrated biological scales, from molecules and cells to patient populations and ecosystems. With this appointment,…

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Wissenschaft im TV – Boulevardisierung eines Bildungsmediums?

This content is only available in German. Die Fernsehjournalistin Pia Grzesiak erläutert in einem Youtube-Video, wie schmal der Grat zwischen einer spannend aufbereiteten Wissenssendung und einer rein unterhaltenden Sendung ohne nennenswerten Informationsgehalt ist. Pia Grzesiak war von April bis Juli 2013 „Journalist in Residence“ am HITS. Das Programm ermöglicht Wissenschaftsjournalistinnen und -journalisten die vertiefende Beschäftigung…

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Journalist in Residence at HITS: a program for science journalists

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) offers experienced journalists with focus on scientific journalism a three-month to six-month paid stay that is to start in January 2014. The program “Journalist in Residence” enables journalists to deal in depth with different research topics, without the pressure of daily business. The stay is endowed with EUR…

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Open Day at HITS

This content is only available in German. Vom Molekül bis zum Universum – Forschung mit dem Computer: Tag der offenen Tür im HITS am Samstag, 8. Juni Das Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS) öffnet am Samstag, 8. Juni 2013, von 11 bis 17 Uhr, seine Tore im Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg für alle Interessierten. Die Besucher erwartet…

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How reliable is the standard model of cosmology

This content is only available in German. Podiumsdiskussion am 19.06.2013: Ist das kosmologische Standardmodell tragfähig? Mit dem kosmologischen Standardmodell befasst sich eine Podiumsdiskussion am 19. Juni in Heidelberg. Kritiker und Befürworter des Modells diskutieren über Dunkle Materie, Dunkle Energie und die Frage, wie stabil die Grundpfeiler des Standardmodells der Kosmologie sind. Moderation: Ulf von Rauchhaupt…

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