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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Former AEI scientist Edward Seidel appointed director of the US National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure

September 01, 2008
The National Science Foundation has selected former AEI astrophysicist Edward Seidel as its director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. This office awards competitive, merit-based grants to researchers who demonstrate cutting-edge information technology that can lead to breakthroughs in science, engineering and other academic disciplines. [more]
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Visions for outer space

July 01, 2008
Participants of a workshop on fundamental research demand a strategy paper on national aereospace [more]

"Was Einstein Right?"

June 18, 2008
Lecture by Prof. Clifford Will, Washington University on Monday, 7 July at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Main Building, Lecture Hall 3075, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin. [more]

"The Many Faces of Black Holes"

June 02, 2008
Abhay Ashtekar is holding a public lecture on the 10th anniversary of “Living Reviews in Relativity” [more]
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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ehlers has died

May 27, 2008
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ehlers died suddenly and unexpectedly, at the age of 78 on 20 May 2008. Ehlers was one of the most influential gravitational physics theorists in Europe. This outstanding scientist and teacher was active in research until his last day. He helped shape the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics not only in scientific terms but also through his personality. With his respectful, courteous and attentive nature, he served as a model for all his colleagues. [more]
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QUEST Excellence Cluster gets underway

May 23, 2008
Der Hannoveraner Exzellenzcluster QUEST (Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time-Research) hat am 23. Mai 2008 offiziell seine Arbeit aufgenommen. In den vier Bereichen Quanten Engineering, Quantensensoren, Raum-Zeit-Forschung und Neuartige Technologien werden hier in den kommenden fünf Jahren rund 60 neue Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler zusätzlich zu den 190 bereits Mitarbeitern Forschung am Quantenlimit betreiben. [more]
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The launch of ATLAS - Germany's fourth-fastest computer for scientific purposes - is being inaugurated

May 21, 2008
Am Donnerstag, 22. Mai 2008, um 15 Uhr wird der Computercluster ATLAS feierlich in Betrieb genommen. Künftig laufen alle relevanten Daten der Gravitationswellendetektoren LIGO (USA), GEO600 (dt.-brit.) und Virgo (ital.-frz.) in Hannover zusammen – mit ATLAS will man die erste direkte Messung von Gravitationswellen bestätigen. [more]
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Mathematics as a language of nature: heat flow and geometry

March 04, 2008
Public lecture by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Huisken, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at Urania Berlin on Monday, 10 March at 7.30 p.m., at Urania 17, 10787 Berlin. [more]
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The laser with the lowest noise level in the world

January 24, 2008
Einen Laserstrahl von besonderer Güte haben Forscher vom Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik und der Leibniz Universität Hannover hergestellt. Dabei haben die Physiker einen Weltrekord in der Kontrolle von Photonen oder Lichtteilchen aufgestellt. [more]
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Einstein’s unwanted phantom

January 07, 2008
Physicists from Hannover and Potsdam are planning an unusual experiment: they are seeking to engage two mirrors in a quantum mechanical entanglement with one another. This would result in a connection that is so strange that Albert Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance." Should the experiment prove to be successful, this would be the first time that such a coupling was established between large objects. [more]
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First Potsdam Award for Junior Scientists goes to Dr. Christian David Ott

December 14, 2007
Dr. Christian David Ott received the “Potsdam Junior Scientist Award,” which was awarded for the first time this year and is endowed with 5,000 Euro. Ott received the award for his doctoral thesis undertaken at the Albert Einstein Institute and the University of Potsdam. He received this award due to his outstanding research findings in the area of astrophysics, which have contributed significantly to a better understanding of the explosions of stars. [more]
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The world’s most stable high-power laser now tested at California Institute of Technology

October 12, 2007
The world’s most stable high performance laser, developed by the Albert Einstein Institute Hannover and the LaserZentrum Hannover/Germany, is currently completing its test phase at the LIGO Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology group in Pasadena/USA. [more]
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Jürgen Ehlers honoured

September 25, 2007
Während einer Feierstunde am Institut überreichte Prof. Jiří Bičák, Humboldt-Preisträger und derzeit als Gastwissenschaftler am AEI tätig, die Medaille in Vertretung des Dekans der Mathematisch-Physikalischen Fakultät. [more]
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Einstein Online inventor Markus Pössel honoured

September 24, 2007
This year's Hanno and Ruth Roelin Award for Scientific Journalism, endowed with 3,000 Euros, goes to AEI scientist Dr. Markus Pössel. [more]
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Exhibition by Silke Britzen: "Metamorphoses of colour"

August 17, 2007
Opening on 24 August 2007 at 7:00 pm in the central building of the Max Planck campus in the Potsdam-Golm Science Park, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam. [more]
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Deutsche Spitzenforscher mit international prestigeträchtigen Xanthopoulos Award ausgezeichnet

July 31, 2007
Prof. Dr. Thomas Thiemann vom Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut/AEI) in Potsdam-Golm und Dr. Martin Bojowald vom Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry der Pennsylvania State University in Philadelphia/USA sind mit dem international renommierten „Basilis Xanthopoulos Preis 2007“ ausgezeichnet worden. [more]
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Successful research activities at the frontier of high energy physics

July 23, 2007
For his important contributions to a better understanding of a four-dimensional quantum field theory the European Physical Society awards Dr. Niklas Beisert, physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, with the Gribov Medal. [more]
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