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Dr. Elke Müller
Dr. Elke Müller
Press Officer AEI Potsdam
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Dr. Benjamin Knispel
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Brain Gain: Professor Harald Pfeiffer joins the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics as group leader.

August 01, 2017
The world-renowned expert for numerical simulations of black holes returns to Germany from Canada. [more]
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Maria Rodriguez appointed Member of the Mentoring Program of the Max Planck Society

July 06, 2017
Dr. Maria Rodriguez, leader of a Minerva research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI), has been appointed member of the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg. This is an honor conferred usually to five new members every year. [more]
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Hints of extra dimensions in gravitational waves?

June 28, 2017
Researchers from the AEI in Potsdam found that hidden dimensions – as predicted by string theory – could influence gravitational waves. [more]
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A Response to "On the Time Lags of the LIGO Signals"

June 19, 2017
A paper on the arXiv by Creswell et al. calls into question the 5-sigma detection claim of GW150914 and following detections. In a guest post on Sean Carroll's Blog Ian Harry, postdoctoral researcher at the AEI in Potsdam refutes these claims. [more]
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Princess of Asturias Award for Rai Weiss, Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration

June 16, 2017
Honoring the detection of gravitational waves, LIGO founder Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) have been bestowed with the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. [more]
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Dr. Tim Dietrich is once again honored for his doctoral thesis

June 16, 2017
The postdoctoral scholar at AEI is awarded with the thesis prize of Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena [more]
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No Universe without Big Bang

June 15, 2017
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and the Perimeter Institute in Canada disprove the theory of the "smooth beginning" [more]
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LIGO observes a third gravitational wave signal

June 01, 2017
Results confirm new population of black holes [more]
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ERC Advanced Grant for Hermann Nicolai

April 10, 2017
Professor Hermann Nicolai, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), has received one of the prestigious Advanced Grants of the European Research Council (ERC). [more]
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Simulating neutron star mergers: German Physical Society awards thesis prize to Tim Dietrich

April 04, 2017
Dietrich's results increase our knowledge about neutron stars and help to interpret upcoming gravitational wave detections of neutron star mergers. [more]
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