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 would like to be added to our email distribution list, please register here: https://www.h-its.org/registration/

A special honor for a splendid scientist

13. July 2023

Former HITS group leader Anna Wienhard received recognition as a “HITS Fellow”, the highest distinction that the institute awards. The award …

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The sacrifice within – how collagen’s weak bonds help protect tissue

3. July 2023

HITS researchers publish new findings on collagen, the most abundant protein in our body: So-called “sacrificial bonds” in collagen break faster …

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ChatGPT and its ilk

20. June 2023

The rise of large language models and why we should care: talk by Anil Ananthaswamy, science journalist (USA/India), HITS Journalist …

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Anil Ananthaswamy named “HITS Journalist in Residence”

16. May 2023

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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ERC Advanced Grant for HITS group leader

30. March 2023

Friedrich Röpke, head of the Physics of Stellar Objects group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, has been awarded …

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More than just a game: How long can there be life on Earth?

9. March 2023

Researchers at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) receive 10,000 Euros in the university competition “Our Universe” for developing a board …

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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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