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).

New Standards in Biotechnology

21. May 2015

A new working group for data processing and integration in biotechnology has been set up by the International Organization for Standardization, …

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A warm welcome to Dr. Lipi Thukral!

19. May 2015

Dr. Lipi Thukral is Scientist Research Fellow in Computational Biophysics at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) …

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Girls‘ Day – Premiere am HITS: Wie Forschung mit dem Computer funktioniert

30. April 2015

This Text is only available in German. Am 23. April 2015 nahm das Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS) zum ersten Mal …

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Von Wetter, Schlangen und Molekülen: Girls‘ Day am HITS

21. April 2015

– Sorry, this press release is only available in German – Am 23. April, dem bundesweiten Girls‘ Day, gibt das Heidelberger Institut für …

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“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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