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).

How black holes shape the cosmos

1. February 2018

Astrophysicists from Heidelberg, Garching, and the USA gained new insights into the formation and evolution of galaxies. They calculated how black …

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The Mexican axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum (Copyright: IMP)

The largest genome ever: Decoding the Axolotl

24. January 2018

A team of researchers led by scientists in Vienna, Dresden and Heidelberg has decoded the entire genetic information of the Mexican …

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A new genome for regeneration research

24. January 2018

The planarian flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea is an extraordinary animal. Even when cut into tiny pieces, each piece can regenerate back into …

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A matter of mobility: multidisciplinary paper suggests new strategy for drug discovery

15. January 2018

A joint industry/academia study of a cancer target protein reveals unusual relation between binding site flexibility and drug-target lifetime. The …

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Kerstin Hoppenhaus and Andreas von Bubnoff to be “Journalists in Residence” at HITS

12. January 2018

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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Library of galaxy histories reconstructed from motions of stars

4. January 2018

The CALIFA survey allows to map the orbits of the stars of a sample of 300 galaxies, a fundamental information to know …

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Neutron Stars on the Brink of Collapse

4. December 2017

Neutron stars are the densest objects in the Universe; however, their exact characteristics remain unknown. Using simulations based on recent observations, …

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Again: Three “Highly Cited Researchers” at HITS

16. November 2017

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

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Tracking down the origins of gold

8. November 2017

The European Research Council has awarded HITS astrophysicist Andreas Bauswein an ERC Starting Grant worth approximately 1.5 million euros. Using computer simulations, …

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Noisy cell membranes

25. October 2017

Rapid information transfer is vital for the inner workings of body tissues. With computer simulations, researchers from Colombia and Germany found …

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