Press Releases

On these pages you can find all the latest press releases of HITS. We regularly report on personal changes, achievements, events, and of course the latest research news. If you’re a journalist and would like to be notified about our news via e-mail, please contact Peter Saueressig (peter.saueressig@h-its.org).

New Scientific Director: Tilmann Gneiting

3. January 2023

As of January 2023, Tilmann Gneiting is the new Scientific Director of HITS. As the position of Scientific Director rotates through the …

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Anil Ananthaswamy to be “Journalist in Residence” at HITS

12. December 2022

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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Time and again: “Highly Cited Researcher“ at HITS

16. November 2022

For seven years running, computer scientist Alexandros Stamatakis from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) has been named one of …

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European Research: Biodiversity computing in the “hotspot” Crete

10. November 2022

Bioinformatician Alexandros Stamatakis (HITS Heidelberg and KIT Karlsruhe) will receive funding of 2.4 million euros from the European Commission for an ERA …

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Computational expertise for brain-related research

24. October 2022

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) – has joined EBRAINS as an associate member. EBRAINS is a digital research infrastructure created …

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When machines learn for science

28. September 2022

Computer scientist Jan Stühmer leads the new HITS research group “Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence” (MLI). He was concurrently appointed …

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Integrative data-intensive research for better drug design

21. September 2022

The 23rd EuroQSAR Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany will focus on “Integrative Data-Intensive Approaches to Drug Design” and be attended by about 300 …

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Deadline 18 September: Call for “HITS Journalist in Residence” in 2023

17. August 2022

Are you an experienced science journalist? Would you like to delve into new areas of research and deepen your technical knowledge? …

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HITS: Call for “Journalist in Residence” in 2023

27. June 2022

Are you an experienced science journalist? Would you like to delve into new areas of research and deepen your technical knowledge? …

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“The magic triangle” advances molecular research with machine learning and simulations

28. April 2022

The “SIMPLAIX” collaboration started with an inaugural symposium in Heidelberg.  Researchers from HITS, Heidelberg University, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (…

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