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Research News AEI Potsdam

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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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A heavyweight candidate for dark matter

August 21, 2019
Researchers postulate a new particle and propose a method to prove its existence [more]
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New virtual laboratory for merging neutron stars

July 10, 2019
For the first time, a high-performance computer will make it possible to simulate gravitational waves, magnetic fields and neutrino physics of neutron stars simultaneously. [more]
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Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves

July 08, 2019
Researchers from the AEI in Potsdam and from the CEA in Saclay, Paris suggest how the planned space-based gravitational-wave observatory LISA can detect exoplanets orbiting white dwarf binaries everywhere in our Milky Way and in the nearby Magellanic Clouds. [more]
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3 July 2019: Eddington Medal for Bernard Schutz

July 01, 2019
Director emeritus at the AEI in Potsdam will be awarded this year’s Eddington Medal by the Royal Astronomical Society. [more]
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