Past News and Events

2017

Honoring the detection of gravitational waves, LIGO founder Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) have been bestowed with the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.

Princess of Asturias Award for Rai Weiss, Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration

June 16, 2017

Honoring the detection of gravitational waves, LIGO founder Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) have been bestowed with the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
The postdoctoral scholar at AEI is awarded with the thesis prize of Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena

Dr. Tim Dietrich is once again honored for his doctoral thesis

June 16, 2017

The postdoctoral scholar at AEI is awarded with the thesis prize of Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena [more]
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the case with the first two detections, the waves were generated when a pair of black holes merged to form a larger black hole.

LIGO observes a third gravitational wave signal

June 01, 2017

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the case with the first two detections, the waves were generated when a pair of black holes merged to form a larger black hole. [more]
Prof. Alessandra Buonanno will give a public talk at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam.

Public talk "On Gravitational Waves"
May 23, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Prof. Alessandra Buonanno will give a public talk at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam. [more]
May 17, 2017"The new era of gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics": Prof. Alessandra Buonanno gives a talk at the symposium of the Finish Society of Sciences and Letters.

From the Earth to the edge of the Universe

May 17, 2017
"The new era of gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics": Prof. Alessandra Buonanno gives a talk at the symposium of the Finish Society of Sciences and Letters. [more]
Dietrich’s results increase our knowledge about neutron stars and help to interpret upcoming gravitational wave detections of neutron star mergers.

Simulating neutron star mergers: German Physical Society awards thesis prize to Tim Dietrich

April 04, 2017

Dietrich’s results increase our knowledge about neutron stars and help to interpret upcoming gravitational wave detections of neutron star mergers.
“Minerva” will calculate gravitational waves faster than the institute’s previous supercomputer

New high-performance computing cluster at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam

January 24, 2017

“Minerva” will calculate gravitational waves faster than the institute’s previous supercomputer
 
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