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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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Special Breakthrough Prize In Fundamental Physics Awarded For Detection Of Gravitational Waves 100 Years After Albert Einstein Predicted Their Existence

May 02, 2016
Selection Committee of previous Breakthrough Prize winners recognizes contributors to experiment recording waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away. $3 million prize shared between LIGO founders Ronald W. P. Drever, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss and 1012 contributors to the discovery. [more]
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Max Planck Institutes at ‘Girls’ Day’ and ‘Future Day’ for girls and boys in the Federal State of Brandenburg

April 27, 2016
Girls’ Day and ‘Future Day’ (Zukunftstag) for Boys and Girls takes place in the Federal State of Brandenburg on 28 April 2016. At the three Max Planck Institutes based in the Potsdam-Golm science park girls can find out all about gravitational waves, learn why bacteria stick to surfaces and discover the secrets of plants. [more]
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How to Detect Colliding Black Holes

March 14, 2016
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
 for Prof. Harald Pfeiffer [more]
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Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction

February 11, 2016
LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes – Key contributions from Max Planck Society and Leibniz Universität Hannover researchers [more]
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New Graduate Programme Established

January 18, 2016
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Gravitation, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory was established on 1 January 2016. [more]
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What Powers the Explosion of Stars?

November 30, 2015
Enormous amounts of energy are released when a massive star, many times heavier than our Sun, collapses. A research team in the US, in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, now published an elaborate three-dimensional computer simulation, which sheds light on the relationship between hypernova, supernova, and gamma-ray bursts. [more]
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The “Week of Light” starts with a cosmic program

November 04, 2015
From 9 to 13 November the “Wissenschaftsetage” science floor of the education center Bildungsforum in Potsdam is fully reflecting the UN proclaimed 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Various types of public events are bringing light into the dark, lighting up the properties of the diffuse universe and opening up fascinating perspectives. In the "Week of Light” pupils can look forward to experiments with lasers and becoming particle astrophysicists for a day. [more]
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Award for AEI scientist

October 08, 2015
Joseph Ben Geloun has been awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize [more]

Bundesverdienstkreuz for Heinz Billing

October 06, 2015
Computer and gravitational wave astronomy pioneer highly honored [more]

Three Open Access journals move to Springer

June 24, 2015
Living Reviews are now affiliated to major academic publisher [more]
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