Welcome to the Albert Einstein Institute!

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 and in Hannover where it closely collaborates with the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Seminars, Colloquia & Events

The AEI Hannover together with Leibniz University Hannover offers a colloquium, an institute seminar, and a student seminar.



Talent, creativity and passion – those are the qualities the Max Planck Society and our institute in particular rely on. Our mission is to create a welcoming environment and support employees of all backgrounds, regardless of their gender, nationality, religion, disability, age, sexual identity, socioeconomic status or cultural background. As a STEM institution, we particularly aim to attract female scientists to work at our Institute and to strengthen their visibility in the scientific community.
The Charta der Vielfalt
The AEI signed the “Charta der Vielfalt” diversity charter in February 2022, in order to express its commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity.  
Research Schools
The Institute offers PhD trainings in two International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS): The IMPRS on Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the IMPRS for Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Gravitation, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory.
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