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A brighter future for gravitational-wave astronomy

March 17, 2021

Future gravitational-wave detectors on Earth will use laser light with even higher power than in current instruments. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI), the Laser Zentrum Hannover ...

Tim Dietrich appointed Max Planck Fellow

March 17, 2021

Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam, will lead a new research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) as a Max Planck Fellow. The Max Planck Society and the Max Planck ...

“Zukunftstag” (Future Day) 2021 at AEI Hannover

March 12, 2021

You are curious and always wanted to know why things are the way they are? Are you fascinated by black holes, gravitational waves and laser light? Then studying physics could be just the right thing for you! On April 22, 2021 – Future Day 2021 – you ...

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for Tim Dietrich

March 11, 2021

The junior professor at the University of Potsdam and adjunct researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics will receive the 20,000-euro prize from the German Research Foundation in recognition of his exceptional scientific ...

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 ...

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