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).

The Data Revolution in the Night Sky

14. December 2018

The HITS Astroinformatics research group led by Kai Polsterer helps astronomers to better analyze the rapidly growing data-sets with modern methods …

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“Highly Cited Researchers” at HITS

27. November 2018

HITS scientists are listed among the most cited researchers worldwide. This year’s “Highly Cited Researchers” ranking by Clarivate Analytics again …

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ESCAPE: Launch of the European Project for Data Management in Astronomy

20. November 2018

2019 marks the beginning of one of the biggest projects for data management in astronomy. The „European Science Cluster for Astronomy & Particle …

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Parasites discovered in fossil fly pupae

28. August 2018

Parasitic wasps existed as early as several million years ago. Within a project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), researchers …

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Kerstin Hoppenhaus named “Journalist in Residence” at HITS

8. August 2018

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies provides science journalists the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of computer-based, data-driven science through a …

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An Honor and a Farewell

1. August 2018

After more than eight years at HITS, Volker Springel, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics group at HITS, has assumed his new …

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The need for speed: Why malaria parasites are faster than human immune cells

20. July 2018

Elementary cytoskeleton protein is different in parasites and represents a starting point for a possible new therapy against malaria infections. Researchers …

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New computational method for drug discovery

11. July 2018

HITS researchers developed tauRAMD, a tool to predict drug-target residence times from short simulations. The method is illustrated on the cover …

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HITS open house event 2018

27. June 2018

Tag der offenen Tür am HITS: Mitmachangebote, Präsentationen und Vorträge von der Molekularbiologie bis zur Astronomie. Das Heidelberger …

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Accelerated reactions in condensed bio-matter?

19. June 2018

HITS researcher Dr. Kashif Sadiq explores ribonucleoprotein granules, a condensed form of bio-matter found inside cells. He investigates whether the rate …

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