Scientific Partners

Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies

HITS is a private, non-profit research institute, founded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences 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. (

University of Heidelberg

Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest university and one of Europe’s most research-intensive institutions. Its successes in the Excellence Initiative and its internationally recognised rankings substantiate the leading role and excellent reputation of Heidelberg University. (