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The GEO600 project aims at the direct detection of gravitational waves by means of a laser interferometer of 600 m armlength. Gravitational waves are extremely small ripples in the structure of spacetime caused by astrophysical events like supernovae or coalescing massive binaries (neutron stars, black holes). They have been predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916, but not yet directly observed.


Congratulations to BICEP!

March 17, 2014 - Provided that they are confirmed by other experiments, the BICEP observations are exciting news. By measuring the imprint of gravitational waves on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) our colleagues have found missing evidence for the inflation of the universe.

A black widow's Tango Mortale in gamma-ray light

October 25, 2012 - Max Planck scientists discover record-breaking millisecond pulsar with new analysis

2013 Joseph F. Keithley Award for Advances in Measurement Science

October 15, 2012 - Roman Schnabel (AEI Hannover), together with David McClelland (Australian National University) and Nergis Malvalvala (MIT) received the 2013 Joseph F. Keithley Award for Advances in Measurement Science. The prize consists of $5,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. It is presented annually.

Winners of the first European Astronomy Journalism Prize

October 5, 2012 - A special prize for excellence went to Robin McKie from the Observer newspaper for his work on British involvement in the search for gravitational waves.


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