New member: Welcome in our cluster to HITS – Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
We are happy to welcome in our cluster the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies:
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute.
HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics.
Five out of ten HITS groups deal with topics of life science:
Molecular Biomechanics (MBM) – Prof. Frauke Gräter
Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) – Prof. Rebecca Wade
Scientific Databases and Visualization (SDBV) – Priv.-Doz. Dr. Wolfgang Müller
Scientific Computing (SCO) – Prof. Alexandros Stamatakis
Data Mining and Uncertainty Quantification – Prof. Vincent Heuveline
The shareholders of HITS are the HITS Stiftung, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.
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