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"The Many Faces of Black Holes"

June 02, 2008
Abhay Ashtekar is holding a public lecture on the 10th anniversary of “Living Reviews in Relativity” [more]
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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ehlers has died

May 27, 2008
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ehlers died suddenly and unexpectedly, at the age of 78 on 20 May 2008. Ehlers was one of the most influential gravitational physics theorists in Europe. This outstanding scientist and teacher was active in research until his last day. He helped shape the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics not only in scientific terms but also through his personality. With his respectful, courteous and attentive nature, he served as a model for all his colleagues. [more]
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Mathematics as a language of nature: heat flow and geometry

March 04, 2008
Public lecture by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Huisken, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at Urania Berlin on Monday, 10 March at 7.30 p.m., at Urania 17, 10787 Berlin. [more]
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First Potsdam Award for Junior Scientists goes to Dr. Christian David Ott

December 14, 2007
Dr. Christian David Ott received the “Potsdam Junior Scientist Award,” which was awarded for the first time this year and is endowed with 5,000 Euro. Ott received the award for his doctoral thesis undertaken at the Albert Einstein Institute and the University of Potsdam. He received this award due to his outstanding research findings in the area of astrophysics, which have contributed significantly to a better understanding of the explosions of stars. [more]
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Jürgen Ehlers honoured

September 25, 2007
Während einer Feierstunde am Institut überreichte Prof. Jiří Bičák, Humboldt-Preisträger und derzeit als Gastwissenschaftler am AEI tätig, die Medaille in Vertretung des Dekans der Mathematisch-Physikalischen Fakultät. [more]
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Einstein Online inventor Markus Pössel honoured

September 24, 2007
This year's Hanno and Ruth Roelin Award for Scientific Journalism, endowed with 3,000 Euros, goes to AEI scientist Dr. Markus Pössel. [more]
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Exhibition by Silke Britzen: "Metamorphoses of colour"

August 17, 2007
Opening on 24 August 2007 at 7:00 pm in the central building of the Max Planck campus in the Potsdam-Golm Science Park, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam. [more]
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Deutsche Spitzenforscher mit international prestigeträchtigen Xanthopoulos Award ausgezeichnet

July 31, 2007
Prof. Dr. Thomas Thiemann vom Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut/AEI) in Potsdam-Golm und Dr. Martin Bojowald vom Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry der Pennsylvania State University in Philadelphia/USA sind mit dem international renommierten „Basilis Xanthopoulos Preis 2007“ ausgezeichnet worden. [more]
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Successful research activities at the frontier of high energy physics

July 23, 2007
For his important contributions to a better understanding of a four-dimensional quantum field theory the European Physical Society awards Dr. Niklas Beisert, physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, with the Gribov Medal. [more]
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