Media contacts

Dr.  Benjamin  Knispel
Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Press Officer AEI Hannover
Phone:+49 511 762-19104Fax:+49 511 762-17182
Dr. Elke Müller
Dr. Elke Müller
Press Officer AEI Potsdam
Phone:+49 331 567-7303Fax:+49 331 567-7298

AEI experts who are LIGO Principal Investigators

Prof. Dr. Alessandra Buonanno
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Buonanno
Director
Phone:+49 331 567-7220Fax:+49 331 567-7298

LSC Principal Investigator

Homepage of Alessandra Buonanno

Prof. Dr. Karsten  Danzmann
Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann
Director
Phone:+49 511 762-2356Fax:+49 511 762-5861

LSC Principal Investigator

Karsten Danzmann's homepage

Dr. Frank Ohme
Dr. Frank Ohme
Research Group Leader
Phone:+49 511 762-17171Fax:+49 511 762-2784

LSC Principal Investigator

Frank Ohme's homepage

Other relevant AEI experts

Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen
Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen
Director
Phone:+49 511 762-17148Fax:+49 511 762-17182

Homepage of Bruce Allen

Prof. Dr. Masaru Shibata
Prof. Dr. Masaru Shibata
Director

Homepage of Masaru Shibata

Dr. Maria Alessandra Papa
Dr. Maria Alessandra Papa
Research Group Leader
Phone:+49 511 762-17160Fax:+49 511 762-17182
Email:papa@...

M. Alessandra Papa's homepage

Gravitational-Wave Astronomy in O3

Up-to-date information on gravitational-wave astronomy and expertise at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover and Potsdam.

On 1st of April 2019, the twin LIGO instruments, the Virgo detector, and the GEO600 instrument started their third observation run “O3”, which is scheduled to last for one year. The detectors’ sensitivities have been further increased in the past months and previous engineering runs. AEI scientists expect up to dozens of mergers of black holes and further neutron star collisions. LIGO Scientific Collaboration researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and Hannover and at the Leibniz Universität Hannover are leading partners in the international gravitational-wave community.

LIGO Scientific Collaboration divisions and research groups at AEI

Other relevant divisions and research groups at AEI

“LIGO/Virgo public alerts” during O3

In O3, possible transient gravitational-wave signals (candidates for binary merger signals) identified by the LIGO Scientific and Virgo Collaboration researchers will be made public in near real time. Data about the candidate, such as type of signal, sky position and estimated distance are published as part of these “alerts”. Professional and amateur astronomers can schedule follow-up observations of gravitational-wave signals based on this information.

Status of the detectors

The current status of all graviational-wave observatories, their sensitivity curves, and observational horizon distances are available in the Gravitational Wave Open Science Center.

Materials

Numerical simulations of neutron stars and black holes provide insights into the possible structure of gravitational wave signals and into other astrophysical phenomena.

Gravitational Wave Modelling

Numerical simulations of neutron stars and black holes provide insights into the possible structure of gravitational wave signals and into other astrophysical phenomena. [more]
 
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