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News and Events in 2020

MaxPlanck Lecture on YouTube: Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves
Alessandra Buonanno gives a MaxPlanck Lecture on gravitational-wave astronomy as part of the Berlin Science Week.

Location: Harnack-Haus, Berlin and online
Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 7pm more
Dozens of new gravitational-wave events in six months
New LIGO/Virgo catalog contains 50 gravitational-wave signals, several from unusual sources more
Public talk (in German): "Black Holes on collision course - when space and time tremble"
Jan Steinhoff gives a public talk (in German) about Black Holes.

Location: Planetarium am Insulaner, Berlin
Date: September 9, 2020
Time: 8pm more
LIGO and Virgo catch their biggest fish so far
Far-away black hole collision is the most massive and most distant ever observed by the gravitational-wave detectors more
Collaboration between gravitational-wave astronomy and particle physics established
The departments of Professor Alessandra Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI)) and Professor Zvi Bern (Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics (University of California in Los Angeles, UCLA)) will cooperate on developing waveform models for future gravitational-wave detectors. more
Workshop: Rethinking the Relativistic Two-Body Problem. A Universe of Gravitational Waves
This invitation-only virtual workshop will gather scientists from several complementary research fields in order to re-evaluate approaches to the general relativistic two-body problem.

Date: August 24 - 28, 2020 more
A black hole with a puzzling companion
LIGO and Virgo find another surprising binary system more
Images of science

Images of science

April 22, 2020
Invitation to an online exhibition with piano music. Due to the corona pandemic, public events in cultural and scientific fields have been canceled. The exhibition wants to offer a crossover between culture and science. more
A signal like none before

A signal like none before

April 20, 2020
LIGO and Virgo detectors catch first gravitational wave from binary black hole merger with unequal masses more
Opening night: Black Holes (in German)
Opening night of the planetarium show "Black Holes" with a keynote speech by Jan Steinhoff.

Location: Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin
Date: February 20, 2020
Time: 8pm more
News from the gravitational universe
LIGO and Virgo observe a distant binary neutron star merger with surprisingly high mass more
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