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).

In “Nature”: Galaxies out of a Supercomputer

8. May 2014

A new computer simulation shows the formation of galaxies with unprecedented precision, allowing astrophysicists from Heidelberg, the U.S. and England …

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Mathematik hilft Umweltschutz

11. March 2014

This content is only available in German. Wie mathematische Ansätze umweltrelevante Arbeitsprozesse, wie zum Beispiel Recycling optimieren können, diskutierten …

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A Milky Way out of the Supercomputer

10. March 2014

The formation of disk galaxies has long been a conundrum for cosmologists: computer simulations produced typically far too massive and too …

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Michele Catanzaro to be new “Journalist in Residence” at HITS

21. January 2014

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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Mathematics for safer medicine

7. January 2014

The new HITS research group “Data Mining and Uncertainty Quantification” analyzes large amounts of data and calculates uncertainties in technical systems. …

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The Science of Forecasting

3. December 2013

Mathematician Tilmann Gneiting is leader of the new research group “Computational Statistics” at HITS and Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute for …

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Bioinformatics: New type of bacteria found in the human gut

7. November 2013

With software techniques, molecular biologists and computer scientists show that around half of the bacteria species in the human gut are …

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Computer Science helps astronomers exploring the sky

28. October 2013

The new HITS research group “Astroinformatics” will develop methods and software for astronomers and help facilitating the analysis and processing of …

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The Human Brain Project has begun

7. October 2013

The world’s most ambitious neuroscience project is underway. Scientists from the 135 partner institutions of the Human Brain Project, co-funded by …

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Wissenschaft im TV – Boulevardisierung eines Bildungsmediums?

1. August 2013

This content is only available in German. Die Fernsehjournalistin Pia Grzesiak erläutert in einem Youtube-Video, wie schmal der Grat zwischen …

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