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Gravitational wave detectors have observed, for the first time, the merger of two black holes. This conference organized by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics takes place in Hannover, Germany, and will discuss the most recent developments in the searches for these signals, and the implications for astrophysics and fundamental physics.

Conference “The first observation of a binary black hole merger: Status and future prospects”, May 23-26

Gravitational wave detectors have observed, for the first time, the merger of two black holes. This conference organized by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics takes place in Hannover, Germany, and will discuss the most recent developments in the searches for these signals, and the implications for astrophysics and fundamental physics. [more]
Holen Sie die Gravitationswellen in den Unterricht Ihrer Schule in und um Hannover!

Einstein macht Schule

Holen Sie die Gravitationswellen in den Unterricht Ihrer Schule in und um Hannover! [more]
Dem Klang des Universums auf der Spur: Was ist eigentlich Licht und kann man damit das Weltall hören? Im Albert-Einstein-Institut erfahrt ihr nicht nur die Antwort auf diese Fragen, sondern baut eure eigenen Licht-Analysegeräte. Lernt im Gespräch mit Wissenschaftler(inne)n wie diese täglich arbeiten und wie man Forscher(in) wird. Anmeldung über die Leibniz Universität Hannover.

28. April: Zukunftstag am Albert-Einstein-Institut in Hannover

Dem Klang des Universums auf der Spur: Was ist eigentlich Licht und kann man damit das Weltall hören? Im Albert-Einstein-Institut erfahrt ihr nicht nur die Antwort auf diese Fragen, sondern baut eure eigenen Licht-Analysegeräte. Lernt im Gespräch mit Wissenschaftler(inne)n wie diese täglich arbeiten und wie man Forscher(in) wird. Anmeldung über die Leibniz Universität Hannover. [more]

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AEI Hannover

The Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover

In Hannover, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) cooperates closely with the Institute for Gravitational Physics of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Both play a decisive role in the development of gravitational wave astronomy. Construction, operation and further development of the gravitational wave detector GEO600 in strong collaboration with the global network of the other large gravitational-wave detectors are some of the institutes' fields of work. The AEI also plays a leading role in the preparation of the satellite missions LISA Pathfinder, eLISA, and GRACE Follow-on. All these require research in laser physics, quantum optics, control systems and gravitational physics.

In order to analyze the data from the worldwide network of gravitational-wave detectors, effective mathematical methods have to be developed and a large computer cluster (ATLAS) is in operation. Similar methods are also developed and implement to search for weak signals from other astrophysical sources. The distributed computing project Einstein@Home involves the public in the search for pulsars and gravitational waves.

The Albert Einstein Institute aims to educate a new generation of young researchers in all these fields.

Research Divisions

Karsten Danzmann and his division Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy focus on the development of gravitational wave detectors on Earth as well as in Space.

Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Karsten Danzmann and his division Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy focus on the development of gravitational wave detectors on Earth as well as in Space.

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Research in Bruce Allen's division Observational Relativity and Cosmology is focused on the direct observational consequences of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, particularly as it relates to astrophysics and cosmology.

Observational Relativity and Cosmology

Research in Bruce Allen's division Observational Relativity and Cosmology is focused on the direct observational consequences of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, particularly as it relates to astrophysics and cosmology.

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Independent research groups (Hannover)

The AEI in Hannover hosts an independent research group that specializes in data analysis and novel search methodes for gamma-ray and gravitational-wave pulsars. The group closely cooperates with the Observational Relativity and Cosmology division at the AEI in Hannover. [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 four Max Planck Partner Groups which are led by former AEI postdocs. [more]
 
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