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Continuous Gravitational Waves

The primary goal of this permanent independent research group is to detect and study continuous gravitational waves, which are expected from the population of Galactic neutron stars. The detection of continuous waves would allow to unveil stars that would otherwise remain invisible to us, and probe them through a messenger which would carry important information about their internal structure and composition.

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Continuous gravitational waves

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Research highlights

Die Nacht, die Wissen schafft 2023

What are scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover and at Leibniz Universität Hannover working on? more

Looking for new neutron stars in our neighbourhood with Gaia

Study discovers new neutron star candidates in catalogues and provides methods and tools to find more more

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