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).

Again: “Highly Cited Researcher“ at HITS

18. November 2020

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

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Making sense of what you see in biomedical images

9. November 2020

Sometimes an image is just an image. Sometimes it gives those who can read it correctly a deeper insight into what …

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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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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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Increasing knowledge about COVID-19

16. July 2020

The new “Task Force COVID-19” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and aims to make it easier for experts …

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Getting health data into shape

16. July 2020

A multidisciplinary team is set to establish a research data infrastructure for personal health data in Germany: nfdi4health. The project – …

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Solidarity in running shoes

10. July 2020

HITS running team raises 10,000 Euros for cancer research in first virtual NCT Run – Klaus Tschira Foundation sponsors each team kilometer with 25 …

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ELIXIR facilitates development of COVID-19 Disease Map

18. May 2020

HITS researchers collaborate with ELIXIR Nodes to contribute to the development of a knowledgebase of SARS-CoV-2 virus host-pathogen interactions. Announced last …

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Stretched beyond the limits

8. May 2020

It is a common phenomenon we know from cracked sneakers and burst tyres, and when it occurs it is usually in …

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