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 Forecaster’s Dilemma: Evaluating forecasts of extreme events

10 04 2017

Accurate predictions of extreme events do not necessarily indicate the scientific superiority of the forecaster or the forecast method from which …

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The Dark Side of Natural Language Processing

04 04 2017

At the first “Ethics in Natural Language Processing” workshop in Valencia, scientists discussed the opportunities and dangers of automatic speech analysis. …

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HITS researcher Christoph Pfrommer is new professor at the AIP Potsdam

03 04 2017

As of April 1, 2017, the astrophysicist is leading the research group Cosmology and Large-scale Structure at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (…

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New species discovered: Protist parasites contribute to the stability of rainforest ecosystems

21 03 2017

Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller …

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“Journalist in Residence”: T.V. Padma at HITS

13 03 2017

Science journalist T.V. Padma from Delhi, India, has begun her stay at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) as “…

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Three “Highly Cited Researchers” at HITS

01 12 2016

In this year’s ranking of “Highly Cited Researchers”, three HITS scientists are named among the most cited researchers worldwide: Tilmann …

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HITS and Yale: Over the ocean, across the Universe

17 08 2016

Start of the HITS-Yale program in astrophysics – the collaboration comprises two postdoctoral fellowships as well as regular meetings in Heidelberg and …

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Volker Springel elected to the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”

11 07 2016

Volker Springel, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been elected to the …

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Statistik, Seide, Supernovae: Spitzenforschung mit Supercomputern am Tag der offenen Tür im HITS

27 06 2016

Das Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS) öffnet am Samstag, 2. Juli 2016, von 11 bis 17 Uhr seine Türen im Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35 fü…

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HITS Annual Report: Advanced Research

22 06 2016

Annual Report of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) published: Advanced research using supercomputers – from molecular biology to astrophysics. In 2010, …

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