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The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is the largest research institute in the world specializing in general relativity and beyond. The institute is located in Potsdam and in Hannover where it is closely related to the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

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Director: Prof. Dr. Alessandra BuonannoThe Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity division aims at developing accurate analytical and numerical models of gravitational-wave sources, improving our ability to extract unique astrophysical and cosmological information from the observed waveforms, and testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity (Potsdam)

Director: Prof. Dr. Alessandra Buonanno
The Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity division aims at developing accurate analytical and numerical models of gravitational-wave sources, improving our ability to extract unique astrophysical and cosmological information from the observed waveforms, and testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

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Director: Prof. Dr. Masaru ShibataResearch in the division Computational Relativistic Astrophysics covers mergers of binary neutron stars and mixed binaries as well as stellar core collapse that form black holes. The division also focuses on studying more fundamental aspects of General Relativity using numerical tools.

Computational Relativistic Astrophysics (Potsdam)

Director: Prof. Dr. Masaru Shibata
Research in the division Computational Relativistic Astrophysics covers mergers of binary neutron stars and mixed binaries as well as stellar core collapse that form black holes. The division also focuses on studying more fundamental aspects of General Relativity using numerical tools.

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Director: Prof. Dr. Karsten DanzmannThe division Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy focuses on the development of gravitational wave detectors on Earth as well as in Space. This comprises also a full range of supporting laboratory experiments in quantum optics and laser physics.

Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy (Hannover)

Director: Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann
The division Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy focuses on the development of gravitational wave detectors on Earth as well as in Space. This comprises also a full range of supporting laboratory experiments in quantum optics and laser physics.

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Director: Prof. Dr. Bruce AllenThe Observational Relativity and Cosmology division focuses on direct observational consequences of General Relativity, including the search/analysis of gravitational wave (GW) data, and operation of the Einstein@Home project, looking for weak radio, gamma-ray and GW signals from spinning neutron stars.

Observational Relativity and Cosmology (Hannover)

Director: Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen
The Observational Relativity and Cosmology division focuses on direct observational consequences of General Relativity, including the search/analysis of gravitational wave (GW) data, and operation of the Einstein@Home project, looking for weak radio, gamma-ray and GW signals from spinning neutron stars.

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Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hermann NicolaiThe department Quantum Gravity and Unified Theories attends to the development of a theory that unifies quantum theory and general relativity - in the framework of superstring theory as well as canonical quantization.

Quantum Gravity and Unified Theories (Potsdam)

Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hermann Nicolai
The department Quantum Gravity and Unified Theories attends to the development of a theory that unifies quantum theory and general relativity - in the framework of superstring theory as well as canonical quantization. [more]
In addition to the research divisions, the AEI in Potsdam hosts four independent research groups that specialize in black hole theory, theoretical cosmology, quantum fields and information, and in history of quantum gravity (in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin). AEI Hannover hosts two independent research groups working on continuous gravitational waves and on binary merger observations and numerical relativity.

Independent Research Groups

In addition to the research divisions, the AEI in Potsdam hosts four independent research groups that specialize in black hole theory, theoretical cosmology, quantum fields and information, and in history of quantum gravity (in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin). AEI Hannover hosts two independent research groups working on continuous gravitational waves and on binary merger observations and numerical relativity. [more]
 
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