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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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In “Nature”: Galaxies out of a Supercomputer

A new computer simulation shows the formation of galaxies with unprecedented precision, allowing astrophysicists from Heidelberg, the U.S. and England to indirectly confirm the standard model of cosmology. Galaxies are typically comprised of several hundred billion stars and display a variety of shapes and sizes. The formation of galaxies is one of the most involved…

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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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A Milky Way out of the Supercomputer

The formation of disk galaxies has long been a conundrum for cosmologists: computer simulations produced typically far too massive and too small disks. Scientists at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have now succeeded in including additional physical processes such as magnetic fields in the simulations, thereby improving them in a decisive way. With…

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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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Mathematics for safer medicine

The new HITS research group “Data Mining and Uncertainty Quantification” analyzes large amounts of data and calculates uncertainties in technical systems. With Prof. Vincent Heuveline as their group leader, the group of mathematicians and computer scientists especially focuses on increasing the security of technology in operating rooms.    Natural Sciences continuously produce larger and more…

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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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