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Dr. Benjamin Knispel
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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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Night of Astronomy on 13 November in Hannover

November 09, 2009
As part of the “International Year of Astronomy” and the “Science Initiative Hannover”, on 13 November the “Night of Astronomy” will be held in Hannover City Hall. Representatives from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Institute for Gravitational Physics Leibniz Universität Hannover, among other institutions, will be on hand. Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and head of the Institute for Gravitational Physics Leibniz Universität Hannover, will speak on the topic: “Listening in on the universe with gravitational waves - Quantum physics comes to the aide of astronomy”. In addition, a small exhibition focussing on gravitational wave astronomy will feature, among other things, a satellite model of the future LISA space mission for the detection of gravitational waves. [more]
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LIGO listens for gravitational echoes of the birth of the Universe

August 19, 2009
Results set new limits on gravitational waves that could have come from the Big Bang, and begin to constrain current theories about universe formation. [more]
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AEI scientist honoured in New York

August 11, 2009
Für die weltweit beste Doktorarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Gravitationswellenforschung wurde der AEI-Wissenschaftler Dr. Henning Vahlbruch jetzt in New York mit dem THESIS-Prize des Gravitational Wave International Committee (GWIC) geehrt. [more]

On the threshold to gravitational wave astronomy

July 21, 2009
The Science Museum in London presents an exhibition devoted to current gravitational wave research. Opening of the exhibition Cosmos & Culture on 23 July. [more]

Incorporation of a unique technology - that represents an international first - into the German-British Gravitational Wave Observatory GEO600 is now being documented in a video diary.

June 10, 2009
Start der ersten Folge am 16.06.2009 um 11:00 Uhr im Rahmen des DFG Launch lunch im Wissenschaftsforum Berlin. [more]

South Korean Prime Minister visits Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

April 17, 2009
Am Montag, den 20. April 2009 besucht Han Seung-soo, der Premierminister Südkoreas, gemeinsam mit Max-Planck-Präsident Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss das Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut, AEI) in Hannover, um eine Intensivierung der wissenschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit zu erörtern. [more]
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Live webcasts from gravitational wave observatories around the world: April 3 – 4, 2009

March 30, 2009
AIGO, GEO600, LIGO, TAMA and Virgo participate in ESO ́s "Around the World in 80 Telescopes" [more]
 
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