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Albert Einstein Institute Hannover

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Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

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LIGO and Virgo announce four new gravitational-wave detections

December 03, 2018
The observatories are also releasing their first catalog of gravitational-wave events [more]
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Strong victory in excellence strategy

September 27, 2018
Leibniz Universität Hannover wins funding for two own research projects. The Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics are partners in both. [more]
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Brunswick Research Prize for Karsten Danzmann

August 22, 2018
GEO600 researcher, Max Planck director, and professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover will receive the award from the city of Brunswick and the association “ForschungRegion Braunschweig e.V.” on the 28th September [more]
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Edison Volta Prize 2018 of the European Physical Society for GEO600 researchers

May 15, 2018
Award for Karsten Danzmann and Jim Hough together with French, and Italian colleagues [more]
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Open Day at GEO600 on 17th June 2018

March 28, 2018
Visit the gravitational-wave detector near Sarstedt [more]
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Cutting-edge technology from Hannover for the Virgo gravitational-wave detector in Italy

January 25, 2018
Squeezed-light source developed at the Albert Einstein Institute to make Virgo even more sensitive to gravitational waves [more]
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LIGO instruments detect fifth binary black hole merger

November 16, 2017
New discovery is lightest system so far observed [more]
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Post a Gravitational Wave!

October 27, 2017
Numerical-relativity simulation performed at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics on a new Deutsche Post stamp [more]
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First observation of gravitational waves from merging neutron stars

October 16, 2017
Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light [more]
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Nobel Prize awarded to gravitational wave researchers

October 03, 2017
Congratulations from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and Hannover, and the Leibniz Universität Hannover [more]
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Three ears listen even more accurately than two

September 27, 2017
Another pair of merging black holes observed: This time, three large detectors have caught the gravitational wave [more]
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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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LIGO observes a third gravitational wave signal

June 01, 2017
Results confirm new population of black holes [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]
 
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