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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South Korean Prime Minister visits Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

April 17, 2009
Am Montag, den 20. April 2009 besucht Han Seung-soo, der Premierminister Südkoreas, gemeinsam mit Max-Planck-Präsident Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss das Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut, AEI) in Hannover, um eine Intensivierung der wissenschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit zu erörtern. [more]
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Live webcasts from gravitational wave observatories around the world: April 3 – 4, 2009

March 30, 2009
AIGO, GEO600, LIGO, TAMA and Virgo participate in ESO ́s "Around the World in 80 Telescopes" [more]
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Whistling neutron stars: relativistic phenomena at the Mannheim Planetarium

March 26, 2009
Anyone who has a computer with an Internet connection can now participate in the search for radio pulsars through Einstein@Home, an international project for the evaluation of scientific data, which has recently analysed the data of the radio telescope in Arecibo (Puerto Rico) and that searches for corresponding signals in this data. At the Mannheim Planetarium visitors can learn more about this project and the search for gravitational waves and radio pulsars up to the end of May 2009. [more]
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New Einstein@Home effort launched: Thousands of home computers to search Arecibo data for new radio pulsars

March 24, 2009
Einstein@Home is one of the world’s largest public volunteer distributed computing projects. More than 200,000 people have signed up for the project and donated time on their computers to search gravitational wave data for signals from unknown pulsars. [more]
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Gravitational wave detector in Hannover tests holographic Universe

February 03, 2009
Are we living in a holographic Universe? Are space and time grainy? Is there quantum noise in spacetime? American physicist Craig Hogan is convinced that he has found proof in the data of the German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600. [more]
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The Academy Award 2009 of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities is given to Dr. Matthias Staudacher, theoretical and mathematical physics, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Golm

January 09, 2009
The award is conferred for exceptional scientific achievement and is the Academy’s most prestigious award in addition to the Helmholtz Medal. The award ceremony takes place on the next Leibniz Day of the Academy, on 27 June 2009. [more]
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Prof. Bernard F. Schutz elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

January 09, 2009
The Royal Astronomical Society honours Prof. Bernard F. Schutz by election as an Honorary Fellow for his distinguished leadership in stellar astronomy and gravitational wave research. [more]
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Quantum physics of black holes

January 07, 2009
Public lecture in honour of the International Year of Astronomy by Dr. Stefan Fredenhagen, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) on Friday, 9 January at 7 pm. Location: Bruno H. Bürgel Observatory, Heerstraße 531, 13593 Berlin. [more]
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Journey into the universe: countdown to the Year of Astronomy

November 24, 2008
In just five weeks the corks will pop at New Year and the whole of Germany will see stars. The 2009 International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) begins in January. The ambitious goal is to make the universe something that everyone can experience. [more]
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“November of Science” raises Einstein to the power of four

November 11, 2008
In the context of the “November of Science” Dr. Peter Aufmuth will be explaining the background of the fascinating research at AEI that seeks to significantly expand our view of the world in the foreseeable future. He will take his guests on a miraculous journey where clocks run at slower and faster speeds, twins are suddenly not be the same age and the cosmos can be seen with new eyes, through the "light" of gravitational waves. [more]

"Probing the Gravitational Universe with Gravitational Waves"

October 30, 2008
An English-language lecture by Prof. Luc Blanchet on 6 November 2008 at 5:30 pm in the new Physics Building of the University of Potsdam/Golm Campus, Room 0.104 in Haus 28 Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25, 14476 Potsdam. [more]
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Brighter than a billion suns

October 24, 2008
Scientists at Albert Einstein Institute calculate the first complete relativistic simulation of colliding neutron stars [more]

„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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