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Recent News

November of Science 2021

September 28, 2021

This year, November of Science will be #knowember for two weeks and provide insights into the university and science location Hannover and Potsdam. The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover and Potsdam ...

Balzan Prize 2021 for Alessandra Buonanno

September 13, 2021

The International Balzan Prize Foundation awards four annual prizes to scientists who have made internationally recognized achievements in their research fields. Buonanno shares the 750,000 Swiss franc award with Prof. Thibault Damour of the Institut ...

Alessandra Buonanno earns Dirac Medal

August 09, 2021

With the Dirac Medal and Price, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in Trieste, Italy, honors distinguished scientists who have made significant contributions to theoretical physics. Professor Buonanno shares the ...

More stable lasers for next-generation gravitational-wave detectors

July 14, 2021

Dr. Marina Trad Nery, a post-doctoral researcher at the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) in Hannover will be awarded the 2020 GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize for her PhD thesis “Laser Power Stabilization via Radiation Pressure”. With the prize, the ...

Einstein Telescope approved for ESFRI Roadmap 2021

July 01, 2021

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has announced that the 3rd generation gravitational wave observatory “Einstein Telescope (ET)” will be part of 2021 upgrade of the ESFRI roadmap. This confirms ET's relevance for future ...

Gravitational waves from two black holes swallowing neutron stars whole

June 29, 2021

LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA researchers present two new gravitational-wave events, which were detected within just ten days in January 2020 during the second half of the third observing run. The signal observed by the LIGO and Virgo detectors is the first ...

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