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Habilitation for HITSter Rüdiger Pakmor

The astrophysicist Dr. Rüdiger Pakmor from the Theoretical Astrophysis group (TAP) successfully completed the habilitation process at Heidelberg University. At the end of January, the faculty committee of physics and astronomy presented him the certificate of venia legendi. He develops novel numerical methods and applies them, among others, to galaxy formation and supernova explosions. Pakmor…

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Die Computational Biology (CBI) Gruppe, 2013-2018 (v.l.n.r.): Martin Pippel, Siegfried Schloissnig, Philipp Kämpfer, Sean Powell, Philipp Bongartz.

CBI Junior Group: Mission Accomplished

HITS Junior Group “Computational Biology” is bringing its work to a close with two publications in “Nature.” According to Group Leader Siegfried Schloissnig, “We had enough time to do diligent quality work.” New HITS Junior Groups will be established in 2018.

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Kerstin Hoppenhaus and Andreas von Bubnoff to be “Journalists 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 third time, the program was announced internationally. Candidates from six continents applied. The jury chose the science journalists Kerstin Hoppenhaus (Berlin, Germany) for 2018 and Andreas von Bubnoff (New York, USA) for 2019.

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Season’s Greetings!

On the whole, a successful but busy year is coming to its end and we look forward to start into the festive season. We wish you all Happy Holidays and a successful New Year. We hope for 2018 to be just as great and would be pleased to have you take part again.

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Tracking down the origins of gold

The European Research Council has awarded HITS astrophysicist Andreas Bauswein an ERC Starting Grant worth approximately 1.5 million euros. Using computer simulations, the aim of the project is to better understand the collisions between neutron stars. These are seen as potential candidates for the formation of heavy elements such as gold, silver and uranium.

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HITS researcher becomes Fellow of the American Statistical Association

“Computational Statstics” group leader Prof. Tilmann Gneiting is being named Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) 2017. In this year, the ASA is bestowing its prestigious distinction of Fellow on 62 members for their professional contributions, leadership and commitment to the field of statistical science. This year’s Fellows will be officially recognized at the…

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Digitale Mündigkeit und Bürgerrechte

This content is only available in German.   Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer und netzpolitischer Sprecher Konstantin von Notz (Grüne) zum Informationsbesuch am HITS Zu einem Informationsbesuch über die Themen „Digitalisierung“ und „Künstliche Intelligenz“ kam jetzt Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer ans HITS, gemeinsam mit MdB Dr. Konstantin von Notz, dem netzpolitischen Sprecher der Grünen-Fraktion im Deutschen Bundestag und…

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