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News and Events in 2024

Black holes from the perspective of particle physics
Gustav Mogull receives the Karl Scheel Prize of the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin, endowed with 5,000 euros more
Improving theoretical predictions for gravitational-wave astronomy
Otto Hahn Medal for Mohammed Khalil more
Mysterious object in the gap
Shortly after the start of the fourth observing run, the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA collaborations detected a remarkable gravitational-wave signal. more
Gravitational-wave detector network restarts fourth observing run
O4b to start on 10 April 2024 more
Workshop: Fundamental Physics Meets Waveforms With LISA
This workshop brings together the Fundamental Physics and Waveform Working Groups of the LISA Consortium.

Location: Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam Science Park
Date: September 2-6, 2024 more
ESA gives go-ahead for flagship gravitational-wave observatory in space
Following today’s Adoption, the LISA mission advances to the construction phase more


News and Events in 2023

Gravitational-wave astronomy: Exploring the dark universe
Alessandra Buonanno will deliver the 2023 Annual Balzan Lecture.

Location: Civico Planetario di Milano
Date: December 18, 2023
Time: 06:30 PM more
Alessandra Buonanno awarded Oskar Klein Medal
Memorial Lecture on November 23, 2023 more
Illuminating the Dark Universe with Gravitational Waves
The 17th Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture will be given by Alessandra Buonanno in Cambridge.

Location: Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge (UK)
Date: November 14, 2023
Time: 5pm GMT

The lecture will also be livestreamed on YouTube: more
Sounds from the Universe: Measuring and Interpreting Gravitational Waves
Lecture by Alessandra Buonanno followed by a discussion between her, Annika Kahrs and Louis d'Heudières

Location: Salöön im Holzmarkt 25, Berlin
Date: November 7, 2023
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm more
Harald Pfeiffer elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
Prestigious honor for key contributions to the interpretation of gravitational-wave signals more
Double honor: Elisa Maggio receives Giulio Rampa Prize and Fubini Prize for her excellent doctoral thesis
After being already awarded a prize from the Amaldi Research Center at La Sapienza University in Rome, Elisa Maggio, postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam receives two more awards for her outstanding thesis on tests of general relativity. more
Alessandra Buonanno elected member of the Italian National Academy of Sciences
The inauguration ceremony will be held on November 10, 2023, in Rome more
Urania: muse of (gravitational-wave) astronomy
New energy-efficient high-performance compute cluster for the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam more
Clock-like precision of pulsars opens new gravitational-wave window
First evidence for ultra-low-frequency gravitational waves more
Soapbox Science Event 2023
Dr. Elisa Maggio will discuss black holes and how we can we observe these exotic objects in the universe.

Location: Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Date: June 24, 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm more
First realistic parameter estimation of gravitational-wave sources embedded in accretion disks
New study allows to probe the properties of accretion disks inaccessible so far more
Exploring gravitational waveforms beyond general relativity
Key experts gather for the workshop “Connecting the dots” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, June 14th-16th, 2023. more
Public talk (in German): “Schwarze Löcher auf Kollisionskurs: Wenn Raum und Zeit erzittern”
Jan Steinhoff talks about gravitational waves, which are recorded in sophisticated experiments on Earth and provide ever new insights into our universe.

Location: Bildungsforum Potsdam
Date: June 10, 2023
Time: 11:30am more
Science2Go Talk | Revealing Cosmic Mysteries through Multi-Messenger Astrophysics
In his talk, Tim Dietrich will give an overview of how theoretical models can be developed and used to enable multi-messenger studies of merging neutron stars.

Location: GO:IN1
Date: June 20, 2023
Time: 12pm more
Gravitational-wave detectors start next observing run to explore the secrets of the Universe
Today the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration begins a new observing run with upgraded instruments, new and even more accurate signal models, and more advanced data analysis methods. more
Next generation waveform models for observing run O4
Five papers about state-of-the-art, computationally efficient inspiral-merger-ringdown gravitational waveforms developed by AEI-Potsdam researchers more
Workshop: Connecting the dots
The key focus of this workshop is to pave the way toward complete and accurate inspiral-merger-ringdown waveform templates in modified gravity theories.

Location: Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam
Date: June 14 - 16, 2023 more
Casting a safety net: a reliable machine learning approach for analyzing coalescing black holes
Self-checking algorithm interprets gravitational-wave data more
IOP Gravitational Physics Group Thesis Prize for Benjamin Leather
Accurate waveforms for the future gravitational-wave detector in space more
Elisa Maggio receives award for her doctoral thesis
The honor, endowed with 3,000 euros, will be awarded to her on April 12, 2023, at the university in Rome. more
Einstein Telescope Scientific Collaboration leadership elected
Michele Punturo (INFN) and Harald Lück (Leibniz University Hannover) to serve as coordinator and vice coordinator, respectively more
A good start in 2023

A good start in 2023

March 15, 2023
Astrophysicist Prof. Dr. Tim Dietrich receives IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in General Relativity and Gravitation and a scholarship from the Daimler and Benz Foundation more
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