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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„What happened before the big bang?“

October 22, 2008
English-language lecture by Dr. Martin Bojowald, of Pennsylvania State University, on Thursday, 13 November 2008 at 6:00 pm in the Einstein Hall of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jägerstr. 22/23, 10117 Berlin, Germany [more]
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European Commission funds design study for unique future observatory

October 18, 2008
By allocating three million Euro within the FP7 programme for preliminary studies for the Einstein Telescope (ET) – a pan-European gravitational wave observatory – the European Commission has made a decisive step towards the exploration of the universe with gravitational waves. [more]
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One year of the QUEST Excellence Cluster

October 01, 2008
Vor einem Jahr, im Oktober 2007, wurde der Hannoveraner Exzellenzcluster QUEST (Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time-Research) im Rahmen der Exzellenzinitiative von Bund und Ländern bewilligt. QUEST bringt sechs Institute der Leibniz Universität Hannover mit fünf weiteren Forschungszentren aus Niedersachsen zusammen, um erstklassige Forschung am Quantenlimit zu betreiben. [more]
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Spitzenpreis für Nachwuchswissenschaftler

September 23, 2008
Dr. Daniele Oriti wird von der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung mit einem Sofja Kovalevskaja-Preis ausgezeichnet. Mit dem Preisgeld in Höhe von knapp 1,41 Millionen Euro wird Oriti am Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut, AEI) ab Dezember 2008 eine Forschungsgruppe aufbauen und daran forschen, neue Einsichten in die Frühzeit des Universums zu gewinnen. [more]
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Get the feel of a gravitational wave detector at “Highlights of Physics” from 15 to 18 September 2008 in Halle

September 15, 2008
Mitarbeiter des Max-Planck-Instituts für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut, AEI) demonstrieren ab kommenden Montag im Rahmen der „Highlights der Physik“ in Halle (Saale), wie sie mit den modernsten Lasern der Welt Jagd auf Gravitationswellen machen. [more]
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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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