Scientific News

1.5 Million Grant for HITS Astrophysicist Volker Springel

19. July 2012

Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) – 1.5 million Euros for research on dark matter and galaxy formation The astrophysicist Volker …

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HITS Researcher Alexandros Stamatakis Appointed Professor in Karlsruhe

10. July 2012

Dr. Alexandros Stamatakis, head of the Scientific Computing (SCO) research group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been …

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HITS 2011: Spider Silk, Phylogenetic Trees and Black Holes

27. June 2012

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) Annual Report 2011 is out: Data-driven science – New insights into the structure of spider silk, …

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Black holes turn up the heat for the Universe

15. May 2012

HITS astrophysicists discover a new heating source in cosmological structure formation So far, astrophysicists thought that super-massive black holes can only …

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New International Research Initiative on the Evolution of Insects officially started

3. February 2012

The 1KITE (1K Insect Transcriptome Evolution) project involves more than 50 scientists from all over the world. It will unravel the secrets …

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Breaking Test for Silk

9. March 2011

HITS researchers analyze the properties of spider silk using computer simulations – different components provide resistance and high flexibility – article in „Biophysical …

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A Code for Evolutionary Biology

17. November 2010

Alexandros (Alexis) Stamatakis heads the new research group “Scientific Computing” at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) – Software and supercomputing …

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