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.

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

November 1, 2016, 04:30 - 07:30 p.m.University of MarylandProf. Buonanno at a panel discussion about the detection of gravitational waves honoring the University of Maryland pioneers and the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy.

A Celebration of Gravitational Waves

November 1, 2016, 04:30 - 07:30 p.m.
University of Maryland
Prof. Buonanno at a panel discussion about the detection of gravitational waves honoring the University of Maryland pioneers and the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy.

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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 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.

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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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