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Dr. Elke Müller
Dr. Elke Müller
Press Officer AEI Potsdam
Phone:+49 331 567-7303Fax:+49 331 567-7298
Dr.  Benjamin  Knispel
Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Press Officer AEI Hannover
Phone:+49 511 762-19104Fax:+49 511 762-17182

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Ronald Drever, founding father of LIGO, passed away at age 85

March 15, 2017
The AEI mourns the Scottish physicist [more]
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New high-performance computing cluster at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam

January 24, 2017
“Minerva” will calculate gravitational waves faster than the institute’s previous supercomputer [more]
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Prof. Dr. Heinz Billing dies on 4 January 2017 at the age of 102

January 09, 2017
The AEI mourns a gravitational-wave research pioneer [more]
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Honouring the detection of gravitational waves: LIGO Scientific Collaboration among the “2016 Top 100 Global Thinkers”

December 12, 2016
AEI Scientist Maria Alessandra Papa, together with three LSC colleagues, will accept the award on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration on December 12, 2016, in a ceremony in Washington DC [more]
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Advanced LIGO detectors begin second observation run

November 30, 2016
AEI researchers expect new discoveries from LIGO instruments [more]

Lower Saxony State Prize was awarded to Bruce Allen, Alessandra Buonanno and Karsten Danzmann

August 23, 2016
The prize recognizes contributions to the discovery of gravitational waves [more]
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Venture capital for an innovative project

July 27, 2016
Young researcher will use top science award to establish a new research group at the AEI [more]
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Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

June 15, 2016
Key contributions from Max Planck and Leibniz Universität Hannover researchers to second gravitational-wave event found in LIGO data [more]
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New Master’s programme in Astrophysics

June 09, 2016
Starting from the winter semester 2016-2017, the University of Potsdam will offer an Astrophysics master programme. The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics significantly contribute to this new curriculum. Students interested in pursuing a career in Astrophysics should apply not later than July 15. Only three universities in Germany offer a Master’s degree in Astrophysics. [more]

Lower Saxony State Award for Bruce Allen, Alessandra Buonanno and Karsten Danzmann

June 01, 2016
The prize recognizes contributions to gravitational wave detection [more]
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