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Die Kraft, die im Molekül steckt

This content is only available in German.   Dr. Frauke Gräter, Leiterin der Forschungsgruppe „Molecular Biomechanics“ am Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS), erhielt jetzt die W3-Professur „Molekulare Biomechanik“ (Fakultät für Biowissenschaften / HITS) an der Universität Heidelberg. Die Berufung der 37-jährigen Chemikerin dokumentiert die gute und intensive Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Universität Heidelberg und dem…

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HITS bei Explore Science: Es lebe die Vielfalt!

This content is only available in German. Was haben wir Menschen mit einer Banane gemeinsam? Wie macht man DNA sichtbar? Mit welchen Lebewesen sind wir verwandt? Und wie sieht ein Molekül aus? All das erklären die Wissenschaftler des Heidelberger Instituts für Theoretische Studien mit spannenden Mitmachstationen und Vorträgen bei „Explore Science“, den naturwissenschaftlichen Erlebnistagen der…

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Mathematical models, astrophysical simulations

The HITS scientists Volker Springel (Astrophysics) and Tilmann Gneiting (Mathematics) are among the highly cited researchers worldwide. Two scientists of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) belong to the group of highly cited researchers worldwide. This is the result of the “Highly Cited Researchers” report by the Thomson Reuters Group.  The astrophysicist Prof. Volker…

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TRAPP on the Frontpage

An article by HITS researcher Dr. Daria Kokh (MCM) has made it onto the frontpage of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. TRAPP (A Tool for Analysis of Transient Binding Pockets in Proteins) is a new automated software platform for tracking, analysis, and visualization of binding pocket variations along a protein motion trajectory or…

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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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