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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.

PSO group hosts HJAC colloquium speaker Frans Pretorius

09 02 2018

On January 30, 2018, the PSO group hosted Professor Frans Pretorius from Princeton University.  Frans works on general relativity with a …

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Better Weather Forecasts for Africa: Development Assistance 2.0

07 02 2018

Precipitation forecasts are very useful for agricultural areas such as the Sahel. However, while there are reliable models and measurements for …

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How black holes shape the cosmos

01 02 2018

Astrophysicists from Heidelberg, Garching, and the USA gained new insights into the formation and evolution of galaxies. They calculated how black …

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Visitor: Fabian Schneider

26 01 2018

From January 25 to January 26, 2018, Dr. Fabian Schneider from Oxford University visited the PSO group to collaborate on the evolution of massive …

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The Mexican axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum (Copyright: IMP)

The largest genome ever: Decoding the Axolotl

24 01 2018

A team of researchers led by scientists in Vienna, Dresden and Heidelberg has decoded the entire genetic information of the Mexican …

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A new genome for regeneration research

24 01 2018

The planarian flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea is an extraordinary animal. Even when cut into tiny pieces, each piece can regenerate back into …

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A matter of mobility: multidisciplinary paper suggests new strategy for drug discovery

15 01 2018

A joint industry/academia study of a cancer target protein reveals unusual relation between binding site flexibility and drug-target lifetime. The …

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Kerstin Hoppenhaus and Andreas von Bubnoff to be “Journalists in Residence” at HITS

12 01 2018

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

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PSO group hosts HJAC colloquium speaker Maria Lugaro

12 01 2018

On January 9, 2018, the PSO group hosted Dr. Maria Lugaro from the Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.  …

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Library of galaxy histories reconstructed from motions of stars

04 01 2018

The CALIFA survey allows to map the orbits of the stars of a sample of 300 galaxies, a fundamental information to know …

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