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Squeezed light makes Virgo’s mirrors jitter

September 22, 2020

Quantum mechanics does not only describe how the world works on its smallest scales, but also affects the motion of macroscopic objects. An international research team, including four scientists from the MPI for Gravitational Physics ...

Unravelling the Big Bang: Sebastian Bramberger receives Carl Ramsauer Prize

September 14, 2020

With the award, the Physical Society of Berlin honors Dr. Bramberger's outstanding dissertation entitled “Cosmological Singularity Resolution – Classical and Quantum Approaches”. The 1,500 Euro prize will be awarded to him on November 18, 2020 in the ...

Einstein Telescope proposal submitted to ESFRI roadmap

September 10, 2020

The proposal to include the Einstein Telescope, a pioneering third-generation gravitational-wave (GW) observatory, in the 2021 update of the European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap has been submitted. The ESFRI roadmap ...

LIGO and Virgo catch their biggest fish so far

September 02, 2020

The fourth gravitational-wave detection from LIGO’s and Virgo’s third observing run published today is very big news: the most massive merger of two black holes ever observed to date. The black-hole collision formed a 142 solar-mass black hole when ...

Collaboration between gravitational-wave astronomy and particle physics established

September 01, 2020

The departments of Professor Alessandra Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI)) and Professor Zvi Bern (Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics (University of California in Los Angeles ...

Gravitational-wave astronomy and particle physics – combining the best from two worlds for future discoveries

August 24, 2020

Scientists want to observe and understand the universe ever more comprehensively – and with gravitational-wave astronomy, they obtained a new, powerful method. As current and future gravitational-wave detectors on the ground (Einstein Telescope and ...

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