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Mechanosensing of focal adhesion kinase

Why do astronauts suffer from bone loss?  Astronauts lose bone mass because of the low gravity in space. Bones need mechanical stimulation for regeneration and growth. But how does bone tissue sense mechanical forces? Stem cell differentiation into bone tissue is complex. Several possible candidates have been suggested to work as force sensors in bone…

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Higher Teichmüller theory and Higgs bundles: Hengstberger Symposium in Heidelberg

From November 2 – 6, 2015, Dr. Daniele Alessandrini, Dr. Gye-Seon Lee, and Dr. Ana Peón-Nieto from the Differential Geometry research group at Heidelberg University, led by GRG group leader Anna Wienhard, will organize the “Hengstberger Symposium” at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH). This international symposium focuses on interactions and new trends regarding Higher Teichmüller…

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Andreas Reuter appointed senior professor at Heidelberg University

Expert for information technologies will develop further the IT infrastructure for data-driven science The Heidelberg based expert on information technologies, Prof. Andreas Reuter, has been appointed senior professor of Heidelberg University. With his appointment in October Andreas Reuter took over the task to extend the IT infrastructure of Heidelberg University in cooperation with other research…

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Smartphones, Dark Matter & Code – Kai Polsterer @ ADASS in Sydney

Three hundred international astronomers and software engineers will gather in Sydney during 25-29 October for the 25th annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference, the first meeting of ADASS in Australia. This meeting is hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics, CAASTRO. Software to acquire and process data is at…

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International Summer Science School 2015 at HITS

Once again HITS welcomes two students in the framework of the International Summer Science School Heidelberg (ISH). The project allows young people from Heidelberg’s sister cities and partner organizations who are interested in natural sciences to get a practical insight into the laboratories of renowned research institutes here in Heidelberg. This year’s students that get…

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How Complex Problems Become Simple

Mathematician Anna Wienhard is the new Research Group Leader at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). In addition to her professorship at the University of Heidelberg, she will build up the associated group “Groups and Geometry” at HITS. For her research achievements, Prof. Wienhard has received the ERC’s “Consolidator Grant.” Mathematics has always played…

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SCO Scientists: “Best Lecture” at KIT Computer Science

For their lecture “Introduction to Bioinformatics for Computer Scientists”, SCO group members Alexandros Stamatakis, Andre Aberer, Tomas Flouri, Alexey Kozlov, Kassian Kobert, and their visiting scientist Mark Holder (University of Kansas) have been awarded for “the best master’s level lecture in computer science” at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The award was presented during the…

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ERC President at HITS

Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council since 2013, visited Heidelberg and met with ERC Grant winners at HITS. HITS Managing Director Andreas Reuter and Scientific Director Rebecca Wade had invited the French mathematician. He talked with HITS researchers Tilmann Gneiting (ERC Advanced Grant), Volker Springel (ERC Starting Grant), Christoph Pfrommer (ERC Consolidator…

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HITS: Call for „Journalist in Residence“ 2016

Are you an experienced science journalist? Would you like a change of scenery, and the chance to get away from your day-to-day routine? The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) “Journalist in Residence” program offers the possibility to spend three to six months among bright scientific minds, allowing you to gain a deeper insight into…

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