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News and Events in 2019

LIGO and Virgo continue their observation run
On November 1st at 15:00 UTC, the LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detectors resumed their search for gravitational waves. All three sites halted operations for the entire month of October to perform some maintenance and upgrades. more
Former AEI postdoc receives Heinz Billing Award for scientific computing
Dr. Tim Dietrich, currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Nikhef in Amsterdam, receives the Heinz Billing Award for his numerical-relativity simulations of binary neutron star mergers. more
Predicting gravitational waves

Predicting gravitational waves

September 03, 2019
Dr. Jan Steinhoff becomes a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics more
Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves
Researchers from the AEI in Potsdam and from the CEA in Saclay, Paris suggest how the planned space-based gravitational-wave observatory LISA can detect exoplanets orbiting white dwarf binaries everywhere in our Milky Way and in the nearby Magellanic Clouds. more
Observing gravitational waves in space
Key experts for searching gravitational waves from space assemble in Potsdam on May 13-15 more
LIGO and Virgo detect more neutron star coalescences
The gravitational-wave candidates were likely produced by mergers of a neutron star-black hole binary and a binary neutron star more
In time for new discoveries: Dr. Jonathan Gair joins the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics as group leader
The distinguished data-analysis expert from the University of Edinburgh comes to Potsdam. more
Gravitational-wave detectors begin third observation run
AEI researchers expect many more observations in one-year long data taking period more
New computer cluster at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam
More computing power to find and interpret gravitational-wave events in the data of the upcoming observation runs more
Gravitational-wave expert Alessandra Buonanno appointed member of ESA Senior Committee
This strategic committee will make recommendations concerning the scientific themes of the next ESA science program Voyage 2050. more
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