AEI Service Departments

IT Department

The IT department provides the computer infrastructure to all employees of the Institute. Service includes giving direct support in case of usage problems and supporting AEI members in case of more specialized IT problems. The IT department runs the high-performance computer cluster Datura (mainly used for numerical simulations).



The library of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is a specialized library offering services mainly to the scientists at the institute. [more]

Research Funding

The Research Funding Office works to assist researchers in identifying, applying to and managing external and internal funding. [more]


The administration at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) supports the scientific departments, research groups, and central facilities at the institute. [more]

Computer clusters

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics runs huge computing facilities in Potsdam-Golm and Hannover. The Hannover facilities provide computing power for analysis tasks, in which gravitational-wave detector data are searched for astrophysical signals. The facilities in Potsdam-Golm are used for complex numerical simulations as well as for gravitational wave data analysis.


Equal Opportunities

The task of Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) are to promote and supervise the equal treatment of women and men within the institute, to prevent and help eradicate existing gender related discrimination. EOOs are involved in all personnel, organizational and social measures which affect the equal opportunities of women and men, the compatibility of work and family and the protection against sexual harassment at the workplace. The EOO is the contact person and counselor in cases of conflicts of all kinds and is subject to secrecy in this role.

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