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).

“Auriga” project helps uncover the history of galaxies

7. June 2017

A research team led by HITS scientist Robert Grand ran 36 simulations of Milky Ways on German supercomputers, for the first time …

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Young Researcher´s award goes to HITS doctoral student

17. May 2017

Mehmet Ali Öztürk, PhD student at HITS and at the Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (…

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Against the odds: Indian science and science journalism (plus video)

3. May 2017

T.V. Padma (Delhi / India), science journalist and HITS Journalist in Residence 2017, will speak about the challenges and chances for scientists …

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Nacre in the supercomputer

2. May 2017

HITSter Frauke Gräter wins the 2nd PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC Serge Bogaerts, Managing Director of PRACE aisbl is …

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Girls’ Day at HITS 2017

24. April 2017

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The Forecaster’s Dilemma: Evaluating forecasts of extreme events

10. April 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

4. April 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

3. April 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. March 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. March 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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