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Research News AEI Potsdam

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A black hole with a puzzling companion

June 23, 2020
LIGO and Virgo find another surprising binary system [more]
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Rotating Black Holes in Space-time: Otto Hahn Medal for Dr Siyuan Ma

June 17, 2020
For his excellent doctoral dissertation, former AEI PhD student Dr Siyuan Ma, now post-doctoral researcher at Sorbonne University, will be honoured with the Otto Hahn Medal. [more]
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Images of Science

April 22, 2020
Invitation to an online exhibition with piano music. Due to the corona pandemic, public events in cultural and scientific fields have been canceled. The exhibition wants to offer a crossover between culture and science. [more]
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A signal like none before

April 20, 2020
LIGO and Virgo detectors catch first gravitational wave from binary black hole merger with unequal masses [more]
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News from the Gravitational Universe

January 06, 2020
LIGO and Virgo observe a distant binary neutron star merger with surprisingly high mass [more]
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Joint Symposium “History for Physics” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

November 22, 2019
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) and Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) Vienna to host a symposium to explore the importance of history for current physics research at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam on November 28–29, 2019. [more]
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LIGO and Virgo continue their observation run

November 05, 2019
On November 1st at 15:00 UTC, the LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detectors resumed their search for gravitational waves. All three sites halted operations for the entire month of October to perform some maintenance and upgrades. [more]
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Former AEI postdoc receives Heinz Billing Award for scientific computing

October 24, 2019
Dr. Tim Dietrich, currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Nikhef in Amsterdam, receives the Heinz Billing Award for his numerical-relativity simulations of binary neutron star mergers. [more]
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APS 2020 Richard A. Isaacson Award in Gravitational-Wave Science for Bruce Allen and Bernard Schutz

October 22, 2019
American Physical Society honors Max Planck director and director emeritus for their pioneering and decisive contributions to gravitational-wave data analysis [more]
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Predicting gravitational waves: Dr. Jan Steinhoff becomes a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

September 03, 2019
Jan Steinhoff will lead a research group to push the frontier of analytic, perturbative solutions to the two-body problem in gravity, taking also advantage of recent methods developed in high-energy particle physics. [more]
 
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