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).

And again: “Highly Cited Researcher“ at HITS

16. November 2021

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

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More than the sum of its parts: Combining models to improve COVID-19 forecasts

29. September 2021

Soon after the beginning of the pandemic, researchers from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and the Karlsruhe Institute of …

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Computational Oncology: Exploring the origin of Colon Cancer

22. July 2021

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and women worldwide. Due to the microscopic size of the …

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The good, the bad, and the spaghetti code: Software put to the test

21. May 2021

Computer scientists at HITS and KIT Karlsruhe have developed “SoftWipe”, a largely automated open source tool and benchmark to assess the …

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ERC Advanced Grant for HITS group leader

22. April 2021

Mathematician Anna Wienhard has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. She is group leader of the associated “Groups and Geometry” group …

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How can we rely on AI?

24. February 2021

Statisticians from HITS, KIT, and Heidelberg University introduce the new “CORP” approach to better determine the reliability of forecasting methods. CORP …

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New Scientific Director: Frauke Gräter

5. January 2021

As of January 2021, Frauke Gräter is the new Scientific Director of HITS. As the position of Scientific Director rotates through …

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Radicals in collagen and the sound of the stars: ERC Consolidator Grants for two HITS researchers

9. December 2020

The biophysicist Frauke Gräter and the astrophysicist Saskia Hekker have won ERC Consolidator Grants awarded by the European Research Council (…

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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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