The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is the
largest research institute in the world specializing in general relativity and beyond.
The institute is located in Potsdam-Golm and in Hannover where it is closely related
to the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
The workshop will bring together theoretical physicists working on different approaches to quantum gravity (with an interest in early universe cosmology) and cosmologists studying fundamental aspects of cosmological models (and interested in quantum gravity effects in the early universe).
The direction detection of gravitational waves made headlines all over the globe this year. Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann explains in this talk in the Hörregion Hannover how this has opened our ears to the Universe.
On 31 July 2016 the GEO600 detector site was open to everyone interested in gravitational wave science. Apart from guided tours of the detector the visitor had the chance to chat with the scientists on site and to learn about LISA Pathfinder. About 800 guests visited GEO600 on this day.
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]