Seminars

Max Planck Research Groups: Call for Applications

The MPG offers young researchers the possibility to apply for a position as a Max Planck Research Group Leader.

Job offers

The Max Planck Fellowship Program

The Max Planck Society has established a fellowship program for foreign post-doctoral researchers. Outstanding non-German scientists are invited to apply and spend up to two years at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam and Hanover. [more]

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AEI Hannover

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The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam

Research at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is aimed at investigating Einstein’s relativity and beyond: quantum gravity, astrophysical and cosmological relativity, computational relativistic astrophysics. Our work encompasses the unification of the fundamental theories of physics, research into gravitational wave patterns from neutron stars and black holes, and investigations of the mathematical foundations of Einstein's theory of space-time and gravitation.

Research Divisions

This division, led by Alessandra Buonanno, develops accurate analytical and numerical models of gravitational-wave sources, and uses them to analyse data, improving our ability to extract unique astrophysical and cosmological information from the observed signals, and testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity

This division, led by Alessandra Buonanno, develops accurate analytical and numerical models of gravitational-wave sources, and uses them to analyse data, improving our ability to extract unique astrophysical and cosmological information from the observed signals, and testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity. [more]
Research in the division Computational Relativisic Astrophysics, led by Masaru Shibata, covers mergers of binary neutron stars and mixed binaries as well as stellar core collapse that form black holes. The division also focuses on studying more fundamental aspects of General Relativity using numerical tools.

Computational and Relativistic Astrophysics

Research in the division Computational Relativisic Astrophysics, led by Masaru Shibata, covers mergers of binary neutron stars and mixed binaries as well as stellar core collapse that form black holes. The division also focuses on studying more fundamental aspects of General Relativity using numerical tools. [more]
This division is concerned with the unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics into a theory of quantum gravity, which also provides a consistent framework for incorporating the other fundamental forces in nature.

Quantum Gravity and Unified Theories

This division is concerned with the unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics into a theory of quantum gravity, which also provides a consistent framework for incorporating the other fundamental forces in nature.

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Director Emeritus Bernard F. Schutz

Bernard Schutz is one of the founding directors of the MPI for Gravitational Physics. As director of the Astrophysical Relativity department from 1994 until his retirement in 2014 he played a major role in building up the Institute. [more]

Independent Research Groups

The AEI in Potsdam hosts five independent research groups including a permanent one that specializes in geometry and gravitation. The other independent research groups ar working on black hole theory, theoretical cosmology, quantum fields and information, and in history of quantum gravity (in collaboration with the MPI for the History of Science in Berlin). [more]

Max Planck Partner Groups

The work of the Albert Einstein Institute is especially collaborative. We have close links with universities and research institutes in many countries and there are also particularly close ties to the Max Planck partner groups, led by former AEI postdocs. [more]

 

 
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