Seminars

Seeking Nominations

Seeking nominations for Directors

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam and Hanover is seeking nominations for the position of a Director. [more]

Max Planck Research Groups: Call for Applications

The MPG offers young researchers the possibility to apply for a position as a Max Planck Research Group Leader.

Job offers

The Max Planck Fellowship Program

The Max Planck Society has established a fellowship program for foreign post-doctoral researchers. Outstanding non-German scientists are invited to apply and spend up to two years at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam and Hannover. [more]

Events

June 18 - 22, 2018The workshop focuses on introducing non-experts to established ROM/ROQ techniques and building new models (with a view towards LIGO/Virgo’s upcoming observing runs).
Location: Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam

Workshop: Reduced Order Modeling (ROM) for Gravitational-Waves

June 18 - 22, 2018
The workshop focuses on introducing non-experts to established ROM/ROQ techniques and building new models (with a view towards LIGO/Virgo’s upcoming observing runs).

Location: Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam

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June 25-29, 2018The 21st Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity will be hosted by the Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity division of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

21st Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity

June 25-29, 2018
The 21st Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity will be hosted by the Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity division of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam [more]
June 25, 2018, 7pmPublic talk (in German) by Prof. Karsten Danzmann.What do we know about the dark side of the Universe and what will the future of gravitational-wave astronomy bring?
Location: Lecture hall, central building, Max Planck Campus Potsdam-Golm

Einsteins Gravitationswellen – Wir können das dunkle Universum hören!

June 25, 2018, 7pm
Public talk (in German) by Prof. Karsten Danzmann.
What do we know about the dark side of the Universe and what will the future of gravitational-wave astronomy bring?

Location: Lecture hall, central building, Max Planck Campus Potsdam-Golm

[more]

AEI Hannover

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The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam

Research at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is aimed at investigating Einstein’s relativity and beyond: quantum gravity, astrophysical and cosmological relativity, computational relativistic astrophysics. Our work encompasses the unification of the fundamental theories of physics, research into gravitational wave patterns from neutron stars and black holes, and investigations of the mathematical foundations of Einstein's theory of space-time and gravitation.

Research Divisions

The research carried out in this division, led by Alessandra Buonanno, aims at developing accurate analytical and numerical models of gravitational-wave sources, improving our ability to extract unique astrophysical and cosmological information from the observed waveforms, and testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity

The research carried out in this division, led by Alessandra Buonanno, aims at developing accurate analytical and numerical models of gravitational-wave sources, improving our ability to extract unique astrophysical and cosmological information from the observed waveforms, and testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity. [more]
Research in the division Computational Relativisic Astrophysics, led by Masaru Shibata, covers mergers of binary neutron stars and mixed binaries as well as stellar core collapse that form black holes. The division also focuses on studying more fundamental aspects of General Relativity using numerical tools.

Computational and Relativistic Astrophysics

Research in the division Computational Relativisic Astrophysics, led by Masaru Shibata, covers mergers of binary neutron stars and mixed binaries as well as stellar core collapse that form black holes. The division also focuses on studying more fundamental aspects of General Relativity using numerical tools. [more]
This division, led by Hermann Nicolai, is concerned with the unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics into a theory of quantum gravity, which also provides a consistent framework for incorporating the other fundamental forces in nature.

Quantum Gravity and Unified Theories

This division, led by Hermann Nicolai, is concerned with the unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics into a theory of quantum gravity, which also provides a consistent framework for incorporating the other fundamental forces in nature.

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Director Emeritus Bernard F. Schutz

Bernard Schutz is one of the founding directors of the MPI for Gravitational Physics. As director of the Astrophysical Relativity department from 1994 until his retirement in 2014 he played a major role in building up the Institute. [more]

Independent Research Groups

The AEI in Potsdam-Golm hosts three independent research groups that specialize in black hole theory, theoretical cosmology, and quantum fields and information. In addition, a Max Planck Research Group at the MPI for the History of Science and the AEI is investigating the history of quantum gravity. All these groups cooperate closely with the divisions at the AEI. [more]

Max Planck Partner Groups

The work of the Albert Einstein Institute is especially collaborative. We have close links with universities and research institutes in many countries and we have three Max Planck Partner Groups which are led by former AEI postdocs. [more]

 

 
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