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Galileo Galilei Medal for Alessandra Buonanno

February 15, 2021

On the occasion of Galileo Galilei’s birthday, Prof. Buonanno receives the biennial award together with Prof. Thibault Damour (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques) and Prof. Frans Pretorius (Princeton University). Since 2019, the Italian ...

Einstein@Home reveals true identity of mysterious gamma-ray source

February 02, 2021

An international research team including members from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) in Hannover has shown that a rapidly rotating neutron star is at the core of a celestial object now known as PSR ...

GEO600 reaches 6 dB of squeezing

January 27, 2021

Gravitational waves cause tiny length changes in the kilometer-size detectors of the international network (GEO600, KAGRA, LIGO, Virgo). The instruments use laser light to detect these effects and are so sensitive that they are fundamentally limited ...

Dr. Vitali Müller receives a 2020 Zeldovich Medal

January 26, 2021

Vitali Müller will receive one of the eight biennial 2020 Zeldovich Medals awarded by the international Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) for his work in the field of interferometry between satellites and its applications. These recognize young ...

Physical Review D selects two papers by Alessandra Buonanno for its “50th anniversary milestones”

January 18, 2021

In 2020, the scientific journal Physical Review D celebrated its 50th anniversary. Its editors are assembling milestone publications which pioneered new avenues of research from all fields of physics covered by the journal. Two publications from 1999 ...

Prize of the Leibniz Universitätsgesellschaft e. V. for Dr. Marina Trad Nery

January 12, 2021

Dr. Marina Trad Nery, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and post-doc in the Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Frontiers” receives the 2020 award of the Leibniz Universitätsgesellschaft e. V. Her outstanding research in the ...

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