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Dr.  Benjamin  Knispel
Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Press Officer AEI Hannover
Phone:+49 511 762-19104Fax:+49 511 762-17182
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Dr. Elke Müller
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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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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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