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The launch of ATLAS - Germany's fourth-fastest computer for scientific purposes - is being inaugurated

May 21, 2008
Am Donnerstag, 22. Mai 2008, um 15 Uhr wird der Computercluster ATLAS feierlich in Betrieb genommen. Künftig laufen alle relevanten Daten der Gravitationswellendetektoren LIGO (USA), GEO600 (dt.-brit.) und Virgo (ital.-frz.) in Hannover zusammen – mit ATLAS will man die erste direkte Messung von Gravitationswellen bestätigen. [more]
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The laser with the lowest noise level in the world

January 24, 2008
Einen Laserstrahl von besonderer Güte haben Forscher vom Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik und der Leibniz Universität Hannover hergestellt. Dabei haben die Physiker einen Weltrekord in der Kontrolle von Photonen oder Lichtteilchen aufgestellt. [more]
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Einstein’s unwanted phantom

January 07, 2008
Physicists from Hannover and Potsdam are planning an unusual experiment: they are seeking to engage two mirrors in a quantum mechanical entanglement with one another. This would result in a connection that is so strange that Albert Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance." Should the experiment prove to be successful, this would be the first time that such a coupling was established between large objects. [more]
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The world’s most stable high-power laser now tested at California Institute of Technology

October 12, 2007
The world’s most stable high performance laser, developed by the Albert Einstein Institute Hannover and the LaserZentrum Hannover/Germany, is currently completing its test phase at the LIGO Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology group in Pasadena/USA. [more]
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Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann is admitted to the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz

February 15, 2007
Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) and Leader of the Center for Gravitational Physics in Hannover, which is jointly supported by the AEI and the Leibniz Universität Hannover. He will become a full member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz. This honour was bestowed upon him for outstanding work in the service of science. [more]
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LIGO and Virgo join their forces in search for gravitational waves

February 15, 2007
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo interferometric gravitational wave detector of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) near Pisa, Italy, have agreed to join in a collaborative search for gravitational waves from sources in and far beyond our galaxy. [more]

Another success for gravitational research

January 16, 2007
The Scientific Council and the German Research Foundation (DFG) provide support for the QUEST Excellence Cluster [more]
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Gravitation physicist from Hannover pursues research in the field of nonlinear quantum electronics in Australia

October 23, 2006
Dr. Michèle Heurs, a scientist at the Center for Gravitational Physics in Hannover, as well as an expert in the development and stabilization of highly stable laser systems, left her regular place of work in Hannover at the beginning of October to conduct research at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia, for three months. There she will be working in the area of nonlinear quantum electronics together with her Australian colleagues. [more]
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Hannoverian scientists succeed in restraining light quanta

September 14, 2006
Neue Lichtquellen und Methoden für Längenmessungen mit nie da gewesener Präzision wurden jetzt am Zentrum für Gravitationsphysik, einer gemeinsamen Forschungseinrichtung von Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und Leibniz Universität Hannover, vorgestellt. [more]
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Gravitational Wave Detector GEO600 enters continuous operation

June 02, 2006
The joint German-British Gravitational Wave Detector GEO600 has now entered an 18-month run of continuous measurement after concluding the optimization process. [more]
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