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Nearly 900 days of laser measurements in Earth orbit

June 14, 2021

In mid-June 2018, it was “First Light!” for a novel laser instrument circling the Earth. The Laser Ranging Interferometer on both satellites of the German-US geodesy mission GRACE Follow-On was activated for the first time. At the first attempt, the ...

Moons of the Giant Planets, From Temperate Exoplanets to the Milky Way, and New Physical Probes of the Early Universe

June 11, 2021

Based on the recommendations of the Senior Committee, the ESA’s Director of Science Günther Hasinger and the Science Program Committee have now announced the next ESA Science Program Voyage 2050.

Professor Alessandra Buonanno elected member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

June 05, 2021

At its last meeting in December 2020, the Council of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities elected Alessandra Buonanno, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, as a member. The Academy Members ...

Charles W. Misner Award for Mohammed Khalil

May 25, 2021

Mohammed Khalil, PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and at University of Maryland, will receive the first Charles W. Misner Award from the university’s department of physics. The award which is endowed with ...

Making string theory more calculable

May 10, 2021

Dr. Jan Gerken is being honored with the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society for his outstanding doctoral thesis, which he completed at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam. The award for his research into mathematical ...

Professor Bernard Schutz elected Fellow of the Royal Society

May 06, 2021

The Royal Society has elected Bernard F. Schutz, former director at and founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics as a Fellow. Every year, a maximum of only 52 fellows may be elected to the UK’s national science academy ...

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