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The Institute at a Glance


The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) was founded in 1995 by the Max Planck Society for the purpose of pursuing research into the fundamental laws of gravitation. [more]

About our Research

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) do research into the whole spectrum of General Relativity and beyond: from the huge dimensions of outer space to the tiny scales of strings.



Managing Director (AEI Potsdam)
Vice Managing Director (AEI Hannover)
Head of Administration
Scientific Members (Directors)
External Scientific Members [more]

Scientific Advisory Board

The Institute’s scientific advisory and assessment board consists of internationally renowned physicists and mathematicians. The board advises the President of the Max Planck Society (MPG) on the development of the Institute. [more]

Board of Trustees

The board of trustees creates a connection between the institutes' research and the public. It advises the institute in social and science-political issues. Members are representatives of politics, the media, business and of science and research. [more]
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