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HLF Review 2016

About The Forum

About The Forum Scientific Partners Heidelberg Institute forTheoretical Studies 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. In 2016, the institute was jointly managed by Gesa Schönberger and Rebecca Wade. Heidelberg University 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. 32

FROM THE MOLECULE TO THE UNIVERSE: THINK BEYOND THE LIMITS! ■ 120 researchers from 22 countries ■ From molecular biology to astrophysics ■ Mathematical methods and computer simulations ■ International and interdisciplinary www.h-its.org Scientific Partner of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 33