What´s new at HITS? On this page you can find the latest news from and about HITS, including the latest scientific discoveries, personal achievements by our researchers or general changes at HITS.

HITSters can bike!

12. October 2020

Overall, 10 HITSters participated in the nationwide competition “Stadtradeln” (City Cycling Challenge) to show that we can navigate through daily life easily …

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Siobhan Roberts named “Journalist in Residence” at HITS

5. October 2020

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) gives science journalists the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of computer-based, data-driven science with …

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Women in academia during the COVID-19 pandemic

2. October 2020

Last month, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) organized a virtual conference on “The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women …

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Anna Wienhard appointed new Scientific Chairperson of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation

29. September 2020

The mathematician Anna Wienhard, HITS group leader and professor at Heidelberg University, will be the new Scientific Chairperson of the Heidelberg …

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The calculated tumor – how algorithms support the search for vaccines against cancer

25. September 2020

Malignant tumors are caused by genetic mutations. In so-called microsatellite unstable (MSI) tumors, an important repair system of the cell has …

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Two papers accepted at EMNLP

16. September 2020

The paper “Centering-based Neural Coherence Modeling with Hierarchical Discourse Segments” by NLP group PhD student and HITS scholarship holder Sungho Jeon …

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Issue 3 | 2020

7. September 2020

HITS welcomes the new group leader Saskia Hekker at the institute. The astrophysicist and her new HITS group are trying to …

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ERC Starting Grant for HITS astrophysicist

7. September 2020

Fabian Schneider has been awarded about € 1.5 million for five years. He will establish his own junior research group at HITS. Astrophysicist …

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Uncovering the structure of stars

1. September 2020

Astrophysicist Saskia Hekker is the leader of the new research group “Theory and Observations of Stars” at HITS and professor in …

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Anya Gryn'ova in her home office

Chemists amid coronavirus

25. August 2020

Anya Gryn’ova discusses with Chemistry World how the global pandemic affected work and wellbeing of her research group. See the …

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