Speaker: Benjamin Knispel
How does Einstein's theory determine influence in the universe and our lives? Time dilation, black holes and gravitational waves are consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity. Dr. Benjamin Knispel talks about where these and other relativistic effects occur in the universe, but also how they affect us in our daily lives. [more]
Visit star crests, supernova explosions, and massive galaxies. Travel with Benjamin Knispel from our earthly home into the depths of space. Passing by stellar crests, exploding suns, and supermassive black holes in galaxy centers, you will explore the universe and the current state of knowledge. [more]

Listen to the Universe

Visit of GEO600
Talk about gravitational-wave astronomy and visit of the GEO600 gravitational-wave detector GEO600 near Sarstedt (in German) on 22nd of June. This event is part of the Hörregion Hannover. [more]
Dr. Benjamin Knispel will give a public talk at the Mensa of the Christian-Gymnasium Hermannsburg. [more]
Dr. Benjamin Knispel will give a public talk in the Ratssaal of Rathaus Langenhagen on invitation of the Naturkundliche Vereinigung Langenhagen. [more]
Public talk (in German) about Einstein@Home and the project's searches for unknown neutron stars. [more]
Public talk about the current status of gravitational-wave astronomy as part of the federal “Max Planck Day”. [more]
More than 100 years ago Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves - the sound of the universe. On September 14, 2015, they were detected for the first time and already in 2017 they were awarded the Nobel Prize. But what are gravitational waves and what does the universe tell us? [more]
Popular science lecture about the current status of gravitational-wave astronomy during the 19. Südthüringer Astronomischen Tag. [more]
Popular lecture about how merging black holes sound and what you can learn about them. [more]
Einstein's theory of relativity has revolutionized our understanding of time and space and their relation to each other. What we know about spacetime, time travel and the like is summarized in this lecture. [more]
Fascination Astronomy Online offers half an hour of astronomy every Tuesday and Thursday at this place at 7 pm. [more]
Faszination Astronomie Online bietet immer dienstags und donnerstags an dieser Stelle um 19 Uhr eine halbe Stunde Astronomie. [more]
Talk by Benjamin Knispel on the current status and history of gravitational-wave astronomy. [more]
Live online talk (in German) about the gravitational waves event discovered to date. [more]
Faszination Astronomie Online offers a half hour of astronomy every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm. [more]
Vortrag über die noch offenen Wünsche der Gravitationswellen-Astronom:innen [more]
Public lecture on the current state of gravitational-wave and multimessenger astronomy. [more]
In the fall of 2015, a new age of astronomy began. Since then, mankind has been observing the universe in a completely new way. Gravitational waves let us, in a certain sense, hear the dark, invisible side of the universe. [more]
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