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

Black holes take the plunge

September 17, 2001
For the first time computer simulations by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics predict what astronomers will "see" with gravitational wave telescopes during the collision of two black holes. [more]

Vom Mikrokosmos zum Weltall

June 30, 2001
Tag der Offenen Türen im Wissenschaftspark Golm [more]

Max Planck Institute at the edge of computational science: Prickly software tests new Intel processor

October 10, 2000
Cactus, a scientific programming framework and toolkit developed in Ed Seidel's research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI), will be highlighted at the IntelTM eXCHANGE Expo in San Francisco, California, Oct. 11 and 12. Cactus will be displayed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), running a numerical relativity simulation on a cluster of 16 Intel ItaniumTM processors. [more]

AEI Fachbeirat member awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

October 13, 1999
Gerardus 't Hooft has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the mathematical foundations of particle physics theory. [more]

Physicists contribute to cutting edge computing technology

September 28, 1999
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics releases computational toolkit for high-performance simulations. [more]

The biggest crashes in the Universe

September 06, 1999
Scientists from the Albert Einstein Institute have simulated grazing collisions of two black holes. Such results will ultimately improve the search for gravitational waves. [more]

Brakes for Neutron Stars - Sources of Gravitational Waves

August 25, 1999
Exotic objects are likely to be sources of strong gravitational waves/search for "youthful speeders" among the pulsars [more]

Strings '99 - In Search of the Theory of Everything

July 27, 1999
For an entire week, from 19 - 24 July 1999, 380 leading theoretical physicists from around the world discussed the latest developments in string theory at the conference Strings '99 in Potsdam. [more]

Heinz Billing Prize 1998 for "Cactus"    

December 08, 1998
On the occasion of the 15th data processing user meeting of the Max Planck Institutes at the Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH in Göttingen, the Heinz Billing Prize for outstanding work in the area of “scientific computing” was awarded for the sixth time. The prize is named after one of the pioneers of data processing and is sponsored by the computer industry. Of the nine entries that ranged from new tools for the support of basic research to direct applications of novel scientific algorithms, the entry "Cactus, a new type of computer code for cooperative simulation," by Dr. Ed Seidel from the Albert Einstein Institute, was designated as the winner of this year’s Heinz Billing Prize. [more]

8,000 mile connection enables visual supercomputing at upcoming conference

November 14, 1997
SAN JOSE — If all goes well, attendees to the SC97 conference in San Jose, CA, will witness the culmination of months of international collaboration and the first sustained usage of the STAR TAP global interconnection point in Chicago as they view a demonstration of interactive visual supercomputing across an 8,000 mile distance. [more]
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