# 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

#### 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.

#### Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity

#### 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.

[more]#### Director Emeritus Bernard F. Schutz

#### Independent Research Groups

The AEI in Potsdam-Golm hosts three independent research groups that specialize in theoretical cosmology, black hole theory, and geometric measure theory. These groups cooperate closely with the divisions at the AEI.

[more]#### Max Planck Partner Groups