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).

Andreas Reuter says “Goodbye” – Change in the HITS Management

18. April 2016

Prof. Andreas Reuter has retired as managing director of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). He will focus on the …

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Cosmic Rays: The Key to Galaxy Formation?

13. April 2016

HITS Astrophysicist Christoph Pfrommer starts with new Junior Research group “High Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology” – funded by a €2 million ERC Consolidator …

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Quotenjournalismus – Wie Redaktionen mit den Daten über ihr Publikum umgehen sollten

12. April 2016

This content is only available in German. Der Wissenschaftsjournalist Alexander Mäder über die digitalen Möglichkeiten für den Online-Journalismus – ö…

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“Journalist in Residence”: Michael Stang at HITS

25. February 2016

The German science journalist Michael Stang has begun his stay at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) as “Journalist in …

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Turbulent times: When stars approach

4. February 2016

HITS astrophysicists use new methods to simulate the common-envelope phase of binary stars, discovering dynamic irregularities that may help to explain …

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New Managing Director for HITS

25. January 2016

On 1 January 2016, Dr. Gesa Schönberger was appointed the new managing director of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies. She succeeds …

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HITS researchers cited worldwide

18. December 2015

In the recent ranking “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters, the HITS scientists Volker Springel (Astrophysics) and Tilmann Gneiting (Mathematics) are …

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Simulating the Death of Stars

25. November 2015

Humboldt Fellow Samuel Jones (University of Victoria, Canada) is exploring the evolution and the explosion of stars by means of highly …

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Michael Stang and T V Padma to be “Journalists in Residence” at HITS

12. November 2015

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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Andreas Reuter appointed senior professor at Heidelberg University

29. October 2015

Expert for information technologies will develop further the IT infrastructure for data-driven science The Heidelberg based expert on information technologies, Prof. …

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