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Dr. Elke Müller
Dr. Elke Müller
Press Officer AEI Potsdam
Phone:+49 331 567-7303Fax:+49 331 567-7298
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Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Press Officer AEI Hannover
Phone:+49 511 762-19104Fax:+49 511 762-17182

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Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction

February 11, 2016
LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes – Key contributions from Max Planck Society and Leibniz Universität Hannover researchers [more]
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Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction

February 11, 2016
LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes – Key contributions from Max Planck Society and Leibniz Universität Hannover researchers [more]

Update on gravitational-wave science

February 08, 2016
100 years ago Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. [more]
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New Graduate Programme Established

January 18, 2016
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Gravitation, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory was established on 1 January 2016. [more]
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Laser light for LISA Pathfinder

January 13, 2016
First science payload systems successfully switched on and tested [more]
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Liftoff for LISA Pathfinder

December 03, 2015
Major step towards a gravitational wave observatory in space on 100th anniversary of Einstein's General Relativity [more]
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What Powers the Explosion of Stars?

November 30, 2015
Enormous amounts of energy are released when a massive star, many times heavier than our Sun, collapses. A research team in the US, in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, now published an elaborate three-dimensional computer simulation, which sheds light on the relationship between hypernova, supernova, and gamma-ray bursts. [more]
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LISA Pathfinder – the countdown is running

November 27, 2015
AEI researchers are leading partners in LISA Pathfinder satellite mission scheduled for launch on December 2 [more]
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Public event for LISA Pathfinder launch

November 20, 2015
Albert Einstein Institute invites media representatives and the general public for a launch event on December 3, 2015 [more]
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Photography exhibition “light/glimpses of light”

November 09, 2015
Researchers as photographers [more]
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The “Week of Light” starts with a cosmic program

November 04, 2015
From 9 to 13 November the “Wissenschaftsetage” science floor of the education center Bildungsforum in Potsdam is fully reflecting the UN proclaimed 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Various types of public events are bringing light into the dark, lighting up the properties of the diffuse universe and opening up fascinating perspectives. In the "Week of Light” pupils can look forward to experiments with lasers and becoming particle astrophysicists for a day. [more]
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Thinking beyond Einstein 2015

October 28, 2015
Public lectures to celebrate the centennial of the general theory of relativity and the International Year of Light [more]
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Award for AEI scientist

October 08, 2015
Joseph Ben Geloun has been awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize [more]

Bundesverdienstkreuz for Heinz Billing

October 06, 2015
Computer and gravitational wave astronomy pioneer highly honored [more]
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Advanced LIGO detectors begin first observation run

September 18, 2015
Key contributions to advanced LIGO from AEI researchers [more]
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LISA Pathfinder on the way to launch

September 01, 2015
The satellite is completed. LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new technologies necessary for the planned gravitational wave observatory eLISA, will be shipped to the spaceport in Kourou on September 3rd, 2015, in preparation for launch. [more]
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Hidden in Plain Sight

August 05, 2015
Max Planck Scientists Discover Elusive Gamma-ray Pulsar with Distributed Computing Project Einstein@Home [more]
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GRACE Follow-On is on track

August 04, 2015
NASA review greenlights satellite construction [more]
 
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