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).

“Journalist in Residence”: Larry Krumenaker at HITS

10. April 2015

The North American science writer Larry Krumenaker is the 2015 “Journalist in Residence” at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). This …

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What is the Impact of Cosmic Rays on Galaxy Formation?

24. March 2015

European Research Council will fund HITS astrophysicist Christoph Pfrommer with an ERC Consolidator Grant with € 2 Million HITS astrophysicist Priv.-Doz. Dr. …

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Brighter than 100 Billion Stars

2. March 2015

Supernova scientist Friedrich Röpke is the leader of the new research group „Physics of Stellar Objects“ at HITS and professor …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre

25. February 2015

A groundbreaking ceremony for the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre took place on February 24 at ESO’s Headquarters in Garching, …

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New Branches at the Tree of Life

3. February 2015

Biologist Emily Jane McTavish (University of Kansas) does evolutionary research using DNA sequence data and computational tools. She is visiting the …

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Heidelberg Researchers Find Unusually Elastic Protein

26. January 2015

Scientists at Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have discovered an unusually elastic protein in one of …

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Klaus Tschira Foundation celebrates anniversary with HITS

23. January 2015

Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) organized a scientific symposium on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Klaus Tschira …

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Oxidative stress: Alternative utilization of glucose ensures survival of the cell

15. January 2015

Oxidative stress in the cell blocks the normal sugar metabolism. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the team …

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New Foundations for HITS

14. January 2015

HITS has new statutes and new shareholders, Heidelberg University and KIT. Furthermore, the “HITS Stiftung” and a Scientific Advisory Board have …

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In “Science”: Big data explain evolution of birds

12. December 2014

Bird tree of life reproduced by gene analysis and supercomputing, new findings about basics of birdsongs, feathers, biodiversity, and bird evolution …

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