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Call for Proposals for Genomic Information Compression and Storage

MPEG Issues Genomic Information Compression and Storage Joint Call for Proposals in Conjunction with ISO/TC 276/WG5 The introduction of high-throughput DNA sequencing has led to the generation of large quantities of genomic data and related information that have to be stored, transferred and analyzed. To handle these massive amounts of genomic data technologies are developed…

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Highest Scaling on JUQUEEN

Philipp Edelmann and Friedrich Röpke (PSO group at HITS) showed during the Extreme scaling workshop 2016 at the Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) that the SLH code (Seven-League Hydro code), developed in the PSO group at HITS, is able to scale very efficiently on the JUQUEEN supercomputer. The HITS astrophysicists have been able to achieve 90%…

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Andreas Reuter says “Goodbye” – Change in the HITS Management

Prof. Andreas Reuter has retired as managing director of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). He will focus on the managerial and directorial functions he performs in other institutions founded by Klaus Tschira. His successor is Dr. Gesa Schönberger, who took up this position in January 2016.   On April 15, 2016, Prof. Dr-Ing.…

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Cosmic Rays: The Key to Galaxy Formation?

HITS Astrophysicist Christoph Pfrommer starts with new Junior Research group “High Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology” – funded by a €2 million ERC Consolidator Grant. The new Junior Research Group “High Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology” (HAC) has now started at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). HITS astrophysicist Dr. Christoph Pfrommer has been awarded a…

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33 million core hours for collaborative project

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has granted 33 million core hours at the Cineca High Performance Computing Center in Italy for a collaborative project between HITS, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and Sanofi (France). The project “Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Computing Kinetic Constants for Drug Discovery” will be performed within the framework of the…

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“Journalist in Residence”: Michael Stang at HITS

The German science journalist Michael Stang has begun his stay at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) as “Journalist in Residence.” This program offers science journalists a stay of up to 6 months at the institute which has a focus on data-driven research in areas ranging from astrophysics to cell biology. Candidates from 23…

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Turbulent times: When stars approach

HITS astrophysicists use new methods to simulate the common-envelope phase of binary stars, discovering dynamic irregularities that may help to explain how supernovae evolve. When we look at the night sky, we see stars as tiny points of light eking out a solitary existence at immense distances from Earth. But appearances are deceptive. More than…

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