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Open Day at GEO600 on 30 July 2017

July 05, 2017
Visit the gravitational-wave detector near Sarstedt and experience cutting-edge research at first hand [more]
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Lower Saxony Prime Minister visits GEO600

March 02, 2017
Representatives of federal, state, and regional parliaments get a tour of the gravitational-wave detector [more]
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Honouring the detection of gravitational waves: LIGO Scientific Collaboration among the “2016 Top 100 Global Thinkers”

December 12, 2016
AEI Scientist Maria Alessandra Papa, together with three LSC colleagues, will accept the award on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration on December 12, 2016, in a ceremony in Washington DC [more]
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Advanced LIGO detectors begin second observation run

November 30, 2016
AEI researchers expect new discoveries from LIGO instruments [more]
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World record with squeezed light

September 22, 2016
Light with special quantum properties enables for the first time a new method to measure photodetector quantum efficiency [more]
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Tag der Offenen Tür bei GEO600 am 31. Juli 2016

June 23, 2016
Den Gravitationswellen-Detektor bei Sarstedt besuchen [more]
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Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

June 15, 2016
Key contributions from GEO600, Max Planck, and Leibniz Universität Hannover researchers to second gravitational-wave event found in LIGO data [more]

Special Breakthrough Prize In Fundamental Physics Awarded For Detection Of Gravitational Waves 100 Years After Albert Einstein Predicted Their Existence

May 03, 2016
Selection Committee of previous Breakthrough Prize winners recognizes contributors to experiment recording waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away. $3 million prize shared between LIGO founders Ronald W. P. Drever, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss and 1012 contributors to the discovery. [more]
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Besichtigen Sie GEO600!

March 18, 2016
Anmeldung zu Sonderführungen jetzt möglich [more]

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]

GEO600 publication selected as highlight by science journal

November 20, 2015
Classical and Quantum Gravity names “Advanced Techniques in GEO 600” as 2014-2015 highlight [more]
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Einstein weiterdenken 2015

October 28, 2015
Öffentliche Vorträge zum 100-jährigen Geburtstag der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie und dem Internationalen Jahr des Lichts [more]
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Advanced LIGO detectors begin first observation run

September 18, 2015
GEO600 taking data simultaneously [more]
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Tag der Offenen Tür bei GEO600

June 16, 2015
Den Gravitationswellen-Detektor bei Sarstedt besuchen [more]
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A large step closer to the first direct detection of gravitational waves

May 18, 2015
Albert Einstein Institute researchers make key contributions to advanced LIGO gravitational-wave detectors [more]
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A Century of General Relativity

April 15, 2015
Conference from November 30 to December 5, 2015 [more]
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Gekrümmter Raum und Schwarze Löcher beim November der Wissenschaft

November 05, 2014
Vortragsreihe zu Schwarzen Löchern, Higgs-Bosonen, Weltraummissionen und krummer Raumzeit am Albert-Einstein-Institut Hannover [more]
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Tag der Offenen Tür bei GEO600

June 05, 2014
Auf Einsteins Spuren das Gravitationswellen-Observatorium bei Sarstedt besichtigen [more]

LISA Pathfinder displayed for the first time at the ILA 2014

May 16, 2014
First steps towards gravitational wave detection in space [more]

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft bewilligt neues Graduiertenkolleg

May 14, 2014
Interdisziplinäres Projekt zur Physik des quantenmechanischen Rauschens [more]

Computer and gravitational wave astronomy pioneer Heinz Billing celebrates his 100th birthday

April 07, 2014
The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) congratulates Heinz Billing on the occasion of his 100th birthday on April 7th, 2014. Heinz Billing is often mentioned in the same breath as Konrad Zuse as an important German computer pioneer, but he has also been intensively involved in gravitational wave research since the early 1970s. Without his work, projects like GEO600, the British-German gravitational wave detector near Hannover and the US LIGO project (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory) would not have been possible. [more]

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. [more]
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