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Dr.  Benjamin  Knispel
Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Press Officer AEI Hannover
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What moves space and time

November 24, 2010
Gravitational wave research in Germany to receive continued support: German Research Foundation (DFG) extends Collaborative Research Centre (CRC)/Transregio “Gravitational Wave Astronomy”. German Research Foundation to provide the CRC with eight million euros for a further four years. [more]
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AEI scientist honoured

November 17, 2010
Für seine herausragende Dissertation über Laserstabilisierung hat Patrick Kwee gestern Abend den mit 4000 Euro dotierten „Wissenschaftspreis Hannover“ erhalten, den bedeutendsten Preis, der an der Leibniz Universität Hannover vergeben wird. Mit dieser Ehrung zeichnet der Freundeskreis der Universität im Turnus von zwei Jahren exzellente Nachwuchswissenschaftler aus. [more]
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Full marks for LISA Pathfinder in final exam

September 23, 2010
The test mission for the gravitational wave detector in space LISA has reached an important milestone after a rigorous review of the whole mission [more]
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LISA gravitational-wave mission strongly endorsed by National Research Council

August 13, 2010
The US National Research Council has strongly recommended the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) as one of NASA's next two major space missions, to start in 2016 in collaboration with the European Space Agency. LISA will study the universe in a manner different from any other space observatory, by observing gravitational waves. [more]
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Einstein@Home ‘citizen scientists’ in the U.S.A. and Germany discover a new pulsar in Arecibo telescope data

August 12, 2010
Three citizen scientists have discovered a new radio pulsar hidden in data gathered by the Arecibo Observatory. This is the first deep-space discovery by Einstein@Home, which uses donated time from the home and office computers of 250,000 volunteers from 192 different countries. [more]

Black holes, gravitational waves & cohorts

July 15, 2010
The 38th International COSPAR Conference, the world’s biggest conference devoted to space research, will take place in Bremen from 18 -25 July 2010. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics will give several talks there about the LISA space mission as well as other topics on gravitational wave research. [more]
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Michèle Heurs appointed as junior professor in the QUEST Cluster of Excellence

July 13, 2010
Prof. Michèle Heurs, former staff member at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute / AEI), is returning to the AEI in Hannover to conduct research into the physical fundamentals of noise sources in laser interferometers. [more]

Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover receives 168,000 euros from the Volkswagen Foundation for laser research

June 25, 2010
In Hannover wurde in den vergangenen Jahren ein hochstabiler Laser entwickelt und gebaut, der das Herz von Advanced LIGO bilden wird. Die jetzt an das Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Teilinstitut Hannover, und das Institut für Gravitationsphysik der Leibniz Universität Hannover gehenden 168.000 Euro aus dem Förderprogramm "Niedersachsen Vorab" dienen dazu, die Forschungsarbeiten abzuschliessen. [more]
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Measuring the quantum limit with a perfect silicon mirror

May 28, 2010
Scientists from Hannover and Jena have developed a new method of making a silicon crystal into a perfect mirror: they have etched the surface into a specially structured nano-lattice. [more]
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Prof. Karsten Danzmann named as Fellow of the American Physical Society

December 11, 2009
For his leading role at the international level in the area of gravitational wave research, Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and head of the Institute for Gravitational Physics Leibniz Universität Hannover, has been named as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). This distinction has only been bestowed on very few members of the APS. [more]
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