“Auriga” project helps uncover the history of galaxies

A research team led by HITS scientist Robert Grand ran 36 simulations of Milky Ways on German supercomputers, for the first time including the magnetic fields that permeate the gas and dust between the stars. See also the press release of the ‘Royal Astronomical Societ’ Thousands of processors, terabytes of data, and months of computing…

The presentation of the membershop certificate (f.l.t.r.): Prof. Dr. Jutta Schnitzer-Ungefug, Secretary General Leopoldina, Prof. Dr. Volker Springel, HITS, Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker, President, Leopoldina Photo: Markus Scholz / Leopoldina

Simulated Universes

Volker Springel elected to the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”. Presentation of the membership certificate in Halle, Germany Volker Springel, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He received his his membership certificate at the official inauguration ceremony…


Three “Highly Cited Researchers” at HITS

In this year’s ranking of “Highly Cited Researchers”, three HITS scientists are named among the most cited researchers worldwide: Tilmann Gneiting (Mathematics), Volker Springel (Space Science) and, for the first time, Alexandros Stamatakis (Computer Science).   Three researchers from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) belong to the most cited researchers worldwide. The “Highly…


On the way to better understand the Universe

HITS is scientific partner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions – led by the Australian National University How did the Universe form matter in the first moments after the Big Bang? How did the first stars emerge and evolve into galaxies? How did the stars create the chemical…


HITS and Yale: Over the ocean, across the Universe

Start of the HITS-Yale program in astrophysics – the collaboration comprises two postdoctoral fellowships as well as regular meetings in Heidelberg and New Haven The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and Yale University, New Haven/U.S, have started a joint initiative to foster collaboration between astronomers and astrophysicists on both sides of the ocean: the…