The Albert Einstein Institute offers the possibility to earn a Bachelor or Master degree in cooperation with the Berlin, Potsdam and Hannover Universities. All research departments and groups constantly accept applications.
The Albert Einstein Institute Hannover offers the possibility to earn a Bachelor or Master degree in cooperation with the Leibniz Universität Hannover. This webpage shows currently offered topics.
The Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity department aims at developing accurate analytical and numerical models of gravitational-wave sources, improving our ability to extract unique astrophysical and cosmological information from the observed waveforms, and testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Director: Prof. Dr. Masaru Shibata Research in the division Computational Relativistic Astrophysics 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.
Director: Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann The division Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy focuses on the development of gravitational wave detectors on Earth as well as in Space. This comprises also a full range of supporting laboratory experiments in quantum optics and laser physics.
The Observational Relativity and Cosmology department concentrates on direct observational consequences of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity - particularly as it relates to astrophysics and cosmology - by developing new data analysis algorithms to search for different types of gravitational wave sources.
The department Quantum Gravity and Unified Theories attends to the development of a theory that unifies quantum theory and general relativity - in the framework of superstring theory as well as canonical quantization.
The AEI in Potsdam hosts four independent research groups that specialize in 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). AEI Hannover hosts two independent research groups working on continuous gravitational waves and on binary merger observations and numerical relativity.