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.

Further information:
Call for applications 2016/2017.
Application forms.

Events

Prof. Alessandra Buonanno will give a popular talk at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Popular talk "Sounds of Silence: Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves"
September 27, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Prof. Alessandra Buonanno will give a popular talk at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. [more]
October 3, 2017, 11:30 CEST, at the AEI in Potsdam
On 3rd of October the Nobel Foundation will announce the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017. The event is broadcast live from Stockholm. The AEI in Potsdam invites all interested people to watch the live stream together with scientists from the institute.

Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

October 3, 2017, 11:30 CEST, at the AEI in Potsdam

On 3rd of October the Nobel Foundation will announce the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017. The event is broadcast live from Stockholm. The AEI in Potsdam invites all interested people to watch the live stream together with scientists from the institute.

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November 3, 2017 at 7 p.m.Prof. Harald Pfeiffer will give a public talk at the Bruno-H.-Bürgel Observatory in Berlin.

Public talk (in German): Neueste Resultate der Gravitationswellen-Observatorien

November 3, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Prof. Harald Pfeiffer will give a public talk at the Bruno-H.-Bürgel Observatory in Berlin. [more]

AEI Hannover

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

Research at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is aimed at investigating Einstein’s relativity and beyond: mathematics, quantum gravity, astrophysical and cosmological relativity.
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 department Geometric Analysis and Gravitation investigates physical models and mathematical methods relevant to gravitation, with emphasis on Einstein's general relativity theory.

Geometric Analysis and Gravitation

The department Geometric Analysis and Gravitation investigates physical models and mathematical methods relevant to gravitation, with emphasis on Einstein's general relativity theory.

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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]
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 four independent research groups that specialize in black hole theory, theoretical cosmology, and quantum fields and information. 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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