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).

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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10 years HITS – time to celebrate

10. February 2020

This year, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The Institute was established in 2010 by physicist …

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An explosive result

13. January 2020

Nuclear physicists from Finland, Denmark, and Germany succeeded to experimentally determine nuclear processes operating at conditions ten million times denser and 25 …

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HITS researcher Michael Strube is Fellow of the ACL

29. November 2019

Michael Strube, leader of the Natural Language Processing group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been appointed Fellow …

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Siobhan Roberts and Carl Smith to be “Journalists in Residence” at HITS

25. November 2019

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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Again: “Highly Cited Researcher” at HITS

19. November 2019

HITS scientist Alexandros Stamatakis belongs to the most cited researchers worldwide, according to this year’s “Highly Cited Researchers” ranking by …

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The way of making memories

7. November 2019

Human beings live and learn and this usually happens through experience and environmental interactions. But how does the brain translate information …

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The irresistible pull – when massive stars collide

9. October 2019

All neutron stars are magnetic, but some are more magnetic than others. The latter, so-called magnetars, are the strongest magnets in …

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Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit (in German)

30. September 2019

HITS „Journalist in Residence“ Andreas von Bubnoff spricht am 7. Oktober, 16:00, in Heidelberg über Wissenschaftsjournalismus in Zeiten von post-truth und reproducibility crisis …

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