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

recent news

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AEI represented at meeting of the best physicists

October 17, 2011
Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai and Prof. Dr. Niklas Beisert have been invited to the 25th Solvay-Conference for Physics in Brussels [more]
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Squeezed laser will bring gravitational waves to the light of day

September 11, 2011
A quantum phenomenon allows detectors which sense oscillations of space-time to measure with 50 percent more accuracy. [more]
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Open Day at Science Park Potsdam-Golm

September 01, 2011
On Open Day, Saturday, 10 September 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., we cordially invite the general public to visit us. Our programme is intended to provide visitors with a fascinating and entertaining glimpse into the research, work and development at our campus. [more]
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European scientists take a major step forward towards detecting gravitational waves

August 05, 2011
Scientists operating Europe’s gravitational wave observatories have combined efforts this summer to search for gravitational waves. This groundbreaking research is being taken forward in Europe while similar US-based detectors undergo major upgrade work. [more]
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String theorist Professor Stefan Theisen receives the J. Hans D. Jensen Prize 2011

July 11, 2011
The Institute for Theoretical Physics at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg is honouring Stefan Theisen for his work on string theory. The prize which includes a guest professorship in Heidelberg is sponsored by the Klaus Tschira Foundation. [more]
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Professor Bernard Schutz receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow

June 30, 2011
The University of Glasgow will bestow the title of Honorary Doctor on Professor Bernard Schutz on 30 June 2011 in recognition of his vital and internationally recognised contributions to theoretical astrophysics. [more]
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Better hearing with widely-spaced ears

May 27, 2011
The presence of an observatory in Japan, Australia or India would dramatically increase the probability of measuring gravitational waves [more]
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Plans shape up for a revolutionary new observatory to explore black holes and the Big Bang

May 20, 2011
Scientists present their design for Einstein Telescope – Europe’s next-generation detector that will ‘see’ the Universe in gravitational waves [more]
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After NASA’s withdrawal from partnership with Europe: Science team begins to rethink LISA design

April 14, 2011
Due to cost overruns on its James Webb Space Telescope mission NASA cannot commit to being an equal partner with ESA on any major science mission in the near future. [more]
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The engine that powers short gamma-ray bursts

April 07, 2011
A simulation of colliding neutron stars helps to explain what could lie behind these cosmic bursts of radiation [more]
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Award for AEI scientist

April 06, 2011
Dr. Barry Wardell to receive the prize with a value of 500 euros from the renowned Institute of Physics for his excellent doctoral thesis. [more]
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Einstein@Home detects unusual stellar pair

April 06, 2011
The neutron star and its companion could prove helpful in testing the general theory of relativity [more]
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Fastest computer cluster in Berlin-Brandenburg

April 05, 2011
Science Minister Sabine Kunst unveils new Datura high performance computing cluster at the Albert Einstein Institute [more]
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Second discovery with Einstein@Home: J1952+2630 - a neutron star with a binary companion

March 01, 2011
Working with the PALFA Collaboration, researchers under the direction of Prof. Bruce Allen at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover have discovered a new pulsar. It pulses 48 times per second, and appears to be orbiting a white dwarf star with almost the same mass as the Sun. [more]
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On the threshold of a new astronomy – the new generation of gravitational wave detectors: summary and outlook

February 04, 2011
Scientists from the Albert Einstein Institute Hannover (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and Leibniz Universität Hannover) and their British colleagues are currently bringing to a close the first phase of their large-scale GEO600 experiment. [more]
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Prof. Karsten Danzmann appointed as a member to the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg

January 14, 2011
For his leading role at the international level in the area of gravitational wave research, Prof. Karsten Danzmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and head of the Institute for Gravitational Physics Leibniz Universität Hannover, has been named as a Member of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg. He will be joining the “New Challenges in Cosmology” working group in the North German science organization. This evening, the Hamburg-based Academy will officially welcome its new research team. [more]
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Exploring the Big Bang

January 10, 2011
Jean-Luc Lehners establishes a new Research Group at the Albert Einstein Institute [more]
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How neutron stars merge - first accurate calculation of the last orbits of binary systems of neutron stars

January 10, 2011
AEI scientists described for the first time new numerical methods for the calculation of gravitational wave signals. [more]
 
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