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Dr. Elke Müller
Dr. Elke Müller
Press Officer AEI Potsdam
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Dr. Benjamin Knispel
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"Probing the Gravitational Universe with Gravitational Waves"

October 30, 2008
An English-language lecture by Prof. Luc Blanchet on 6 November 2008 at 5:30 pm in the new Physics Building of the University of Potsdam/Golm Campus, Room 0.104 in Haus 28 Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25, 14476 Potsdam. [more]
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Brighter than a billion suns

October 24, 2008
Scientists at Albert Einstein Institute calculate the first complete relativistic simulation of colliding neutron stars [more]

„What happened before the big bang?“

October 22, 2008
English-language lecture by Dr. Martin Bojowald, of Pennsylvania State University, on Thursday, 13 November 2008 at 6:00 pm in the Einstein Hall of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jägerstr. 22/23, 10117 Berlin, Germany [more]
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Spitzenpreis für Nachwuchswissenschaftler

September 23, 2008
Dr. Daniele Oriti wird von der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung mit einem Sofja Kovalevskaja-Preis ausgezeichnet. Mit dem Preisgeld in Höhe von knapp 1,41 Millionen Euro wird Oriti am Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut, AEI) ab Dezember 2008 eine Forschungsgruppe aufbauen und daran forschen, neue Einsichten in die Frühzeit des Universums zu gewinnen. [more]
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Former AEI scientist Edward Seidel appointed director of the US National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure

September 01, 2008
The National Science Foundation has selected former AEI astrophysicist Edward Seidel as its director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. This office awards competitive, merit-based grants to researchers who demonstrate cutting-edge information technology that can lead to breakthroughs in science, engineering and other academic disciplines. [more]

"Was Einstein Right?"

June 18, 2008
Lecture by Prof. Clifford Will, Washington University on Monday, 7 July at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Main Building, Lecture Hall 3075, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin. [more]

"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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