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Dr. Benjamin Knispel
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Combing through the data jungle

May 02, 2012
Meeting of experts at the Albert Einstein Institute Hannover [more]
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Squeezed light and stopwatches for gravitational waves: AEI scientists receive awards for their doctoral theses

April 16, 2012
Alexander Khalaidovski is awarded with the newly established Stefano Braccini Prize for his PhD work on improving the sensitivity of gravitational wave detectors. The doctoral research of another AEI scientist, Rutger van Haasteren, received an honourable mention. [more]
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Another high-power laser for the wave chasers

April 04, 2012
The third and, for the time being, last laser system for the US LIGO gravitational wave detectors has started off on its journey from Hannover to Hanford (Washington). The powerful laser for the “Advanced LIGO” phase was developed by the Laser Zentrums Hannover (LZH e.V.) together with the Albert Einstein Institute Hannover (AEI) and the company neoLASE. [more]
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Nine new gamma pulsars: Discoveries in Fermi telescope data thanks to method used in gravitational wave astronomy

November 03, 2011
Using an improved analysis algorithm, scientists from the Max Planck Society and international partners now discovered a set of previously unknown gamma-ray pulsars with low luminosity in data from the Fermi satellite. These pulsars had been missed using conventional methods. The number of known gamma-ray pulsars has thus grown to over 100. [more]
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Squeezed laser will bring gravitational waves to the light of day

September 11, 2011
A quantum phenomenon allows detectors which sense oscillations of space-time to measure with 50 percent more accuracy. [more]
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European scientists take a major step forward towards detecting gravitational waves

August 05, 2011
Scientists operating Europe’s gravitational wave observatories have combined efforts this summer to search for gravitational waves. This groundbreaking research is being taken forward in Europe while similar US-based detectors undergo major upgrade work. [more]
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Plans shape up for a revolutionary new observatory to explore black holes and the Big Bang

May 20, 2011
Scientists present their design for Einstein Telescope – Europe’s next-generation detector that will ‘see’ the Universe in gravitational waves [more]
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After NASA’s withdrawal from partnership with Europe: Science team begins to rethink LISA design

April 14, 2011
Due to cost overruns on its James Webb Space Telescope mission NASA cannot commit to being an equal partner with ESA on any major science mission in the near future. [more]
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Einstein@Home detects unusual stellar pair

April 06, 2011
The neutron star and its companion could prove helpful in testing the general theory of relativity [more]
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Second discovery with Einstein@Home: J1952+2630 - a neutron star with a binary companion

March 01, 2011
Working with the PALFA Collaboration, researchers under the direction of Prof. Bruce Allen at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover have discovered a new pulsar. It pulses 48 times per second, and appears to be orbiting a white dwarf star with almost the same mass as the Sun. [more]
 
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