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

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AEI scientist honoured

November 17, 2010
Für seine herausragende Dissertation über Laserstabilisierung hat Patrick Kwee gestern Abend den mit 4000 Euro dotierten „Wissenschaftspreis Hannover“ erhalten, den bedeutendsten Preis, der an der Leibniz Universität Hannover vergeben wird. Mit dieser Ehrung zeichnet der Freundeskreis der Universität im Turnus von zwei Jahren exzellente Nachwuchswissenschaftler aus. [more]
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Math can be a game!

October 27, 2010
School kids learn how scientists think [more]
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Full marks for LISA Pathfinder in final exam

September 23, 2010
The test mission for the gravitational wave detector in space LISA has reached an important milestone after a rigorous review of the whole mission [more]
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LISA gravitational-wave mission strongly endorsed by National Research Council

August 13, 2010
The US National Research Council has strongly recommended the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) as one of NASA's next two major space missions, to start in 2016 in collaboration with the European Space Agency. LISA will study the universe in a manner different from any other space observatory, by observing gravitational waves. [more]
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Einstein@Home ‘citizen scientists’ in the U.S.A. and Germany discover a new pulsar in Arecibo telescope data

August 12, 2010
Three citizen scientists have discovered a new radio pulsar hidden in data gathered by the Arecibo Observatory. This is the first deep-space discovery by Einstein@Home, which uses donated time from the home and office computers of 250,000 volunteers from 192 different countries. [more]
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High Impact Factor for MPG Open Access Journal: Living Reviews in Relativity second best in its category

July 16, 2010
The open access physics journal Living Reviews in Relativity, published by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, has received its first impact factor of 10.600 in the 2009 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters on June 17, 2010. The unique review journal already ranks second worldwide in the category Physics, Particles & Fields. [more]

Black holes, gravitational waves & cohorts

July 15, 2010
The 38th International COSPAR Conference, the world’s biggest conference devoted to space research, will take place in Bremen from 18 -25 July 2010. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics will give several talks there about the LISA space mission as well as other topics on gravitational wave research. [more]
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Michèle Heurs appointed as junior professor in the QUEST Cluster of Excellence

July 13, 2010
Prof. Michèle Heurs, former staff member at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute / AEI), is returning to the AEI in Hannover to conduct research into the physical fundamentals of noise sources in laser interferometers. [more]

Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover receives 168,000 euros from the Volkswagen Foundation for laser research

June 25, 2010
In Hannover wurde in den vergangenen Jahren ein hochstabiler Laser entwickelt und gebaut, der das Herz von Advanced LIGO bilden wird. Die jetzt an das Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Teilinstitut Hannover, und das Institut für Gravitationsphysik der Leibniz Universität Hannover gehenden 168.000 Euro aus dem Förderprogramm "Niedersachsen Vorab" dienen dazu, die Forschungsarbeiten abzuschliessen. [more]
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On the deceleration behaviour of black holes

June 02, 2010
Researchers use the concept of "anti-kick" to explain why the speed suddenly decreases after the collision of such exotic objects [more]
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AEI expert for string theory appointed to Humboldt University

June 01, 2010
The Potsdam-based physicist Dr. Matthias Staudacher has accepted an appoint to Humboldt University in Berlin. With the start of the summer term 2010, he has taken over the professorship for “Mathematical Physics of Space, Time and Matter” at the Institutes for Physics and Mathematics. [more]
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Sphere, doughnut, double ring: black holes in higher dimensions

May 30, 2010
All black holes have a spherical shape - but must this also hold true in higher dimensions? [more]
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Measuring the quantum limit with a perfect silicon mirror

May 28, 2010
Scientists from Hannover and Jena have developed a new method of making a silicon crystal into a perfect mirror: they have etched the surface into a specially structured nano-lattice. [more]
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Max Planck Partner Group starts work in Brazil

May 27, 2010
The Max Planck Society together with the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) has established a Partner Group on “Astrophysics of compact stars” that will be funded yearly with 20,000 euros and is set to commence work as of 1 June. The head of the new Partner Group is Prof. Cecilia Chirenti. [more]
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Vast efficiency improvements when using the grid

March 19, 2010
New software from the areas of gravitational physics and genome research reduces work efforts by 95%. Presentation from 22 to 24 March in Dresden. [more]
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Building a bridge between string theory and solid state physics

March 12, 2010
Junior scientists from the Albert Einstein Institute receive publication prize. [more]
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Prof. Hermann Nicolai receives the Einstein Medal 2010

February 19, 2010
For “his outstanding contributions to theoretical physics”, the Albert Einstein Society in Bern is honouring Dr. Hermann Nicolai, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, with the Einstein Medal 2010. This distinction is given for outstanding scientific research or other efforts that focus on the work of Albert Einstein. The Medal will be presented at an official ceremony at the end of May 2010 at the University of Bern. [more]
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Commemorative colloquium on the occasion of Jürgen Ehlers’ 80th birthday

January 12, 2010
On 29 December 2009, Jürgen Ehlers, Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics would have celebrated his 80th birthday. To mark the date, the Institute has organized a special colloquium to reflect on his work and to highlight new developments in the area of mathematical relativity theory. [more]
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