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Making string theory more calculable
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. more
Unravelling the Big Bang: Sebastian Bramberger receives Carl Ramsauer Prize
With the award, the Physical Society of Berlin honors Dr. Bramberger's outstanding dissertation entitled “Cosmological Singularity Resolution – Classical and Quantum Approaches”. more
A heavyweight candidate for dark matter
Researchers postulate a new particle and propose a method to prove its existence more
The Strangeness of Black Holes
Enrico Brehm's prize winning article in the first essay competition of the Black Hole Initiative. more
Cover article in the New Scientist
The cover article in the issue of March 17, 2018  features research of Daniele Oriti and his team. more
Public talk (in German): Stringtheorie und kosmologische Billiardspiele
March 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. Dr. Axel Kleinschmidt will give a public talk at the Bruno-H.-Bürgel Observatory in Berlin. more
The Big Bang Clock

The Big Bang Clock

June 15, 2017
Article about Jean-Luc Lehners' research the Max Planck Research magazine (No. 3/2017). more
Maria Rodriguez appointed member of the mentoring program of the Max Planck Society
Dr. Maria Rodriguez, leader of a Minerva research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI), has been appointed member of the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg. This is an honor conferred usually to five new members every year. more
Hints of extra dimensions in gravitational waves?
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) in Potsdam found that hidden dimensions – as predicted by string theory – could influence gravitational waves. In a recently published paper they study the consequences of extra dimensions on these ripples in space-time, and predict whether their effects could be detected. more
Highlights of Physics
18 - 23 September 2017 in Münster

The AEI takes part in the exhibition at the "Highlights of Physics". Visit our booth A12 about quantum gravity and symmetry! more
No universe without Big Bang
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and the Perimeter Institute in Canada disprove the theory of the “smooth beginning” more
ERC Advanced Grant for Hermann Nicolai
Professor Hermann Nicolai, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), has received one of the prestigious Advanced Grants of the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC is funding Prof. Nicolai´s research on a unified theory of quantum gravity with approximately € 1.9 million. In Nicolai’s approach symmetries play a decisive role. more
Workshop "Connections between Cosmology, Strong Gravity and Quantum Theory"
February 15 - 18, 2017 This meeting at Ringberg Castle aims to explore frontier issues in cosmology, especially the connections with black hole and gravitational wave physics, as well as the theoretical challenges of combining gravity and quantum theory in order to gain an understanding of the big bang. more
Venture capital for an innovative project
Young researcher will use top science award to establish a new research group at the AEI more
Honorary doctorate for Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai from Chalmers University of Technology
The Faculty Senate of Chalmers University of Technology will bestow the degree Doctor of Technology on Prof Dr Hermann Nicolai, director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI). The ceremony for conferring the doctor's degree will take place on Saturday, May 14th 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden. more
Award for AEI scientist

Award for AEI scientist

October 08, 2015
Joseph Ben Geloun has been awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize more
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