Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Press Officer AEI Hannover
Phone:+49 511 762-19104Fax:+49 511 762-17182

Albert Einstein Institute Hannover

Dr. Elke Müller
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Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

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Want to help cure disease or discover new stars? Now you can, using your smartphone

July 22, 2013
Einstein@Home & IBM's World Community Grid efforts among first to enable Android devices to contribute to cutting-edge research [more]
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Outsmarting Heisenberg

June 23, 2013
Physicists from the Max Planck Society and Leibniz Universität Hannover develop a new concept to improve the sensitivity of gravitational-wave detectors [more]
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Ready for launch

June 04, 2013
The heart of space mission LISA Pathfinder was successfully tested [more]
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eLISA White Paper submitted

May 24, 2013
Lead by Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann from the AEI, the eLISA consortium has submitted its White Paper on "The Gravitational Universe" science theme and the eLISA mission to the European Space Agency. [more]

Einsteins Erbe und die Suche nach Gravitationswellen

April 03, 2013
Öffentlicher Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen, Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut/AEI) in Hannover  am 9. April 18:00 – 19:30 Uhr im Neuen Rathaus Hannover, Hodlersaal [more]
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Quanten, Laser und Gravitationswellen

March 13, 2013
Das Albert-Einstein-Institut präsentiert im Rahmen der DPG-Tagung ein umfangreiches Programm [more]
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A black widow's Tango Mortale in gamma-ray light

October 25, 2012
Max Planck scientists discover record-breaking millisecond pulsar with new analysis method. [more]
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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. [more]

Winners of the first European Astronomy Journalism Prize

October 05, 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. [more]
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A pulsar with a tremendous hiccup

July 23, 2012
Max Planck scientists discover young and energetic neutron star with unusually irregular rotation [more]

ESA L1 Mission Selection

May 03, 2012
The top-level committee SPC of the European Space Agency today has decided that ESA's next (L1) large mission will be Juice, a mission to Jupiter, and not LISA in its latest low-cost European-only incarnation NGO/eLISA. [more]
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Squeezed light and stopwatches for gravitational waves: AEI scientists receive awards for their doctoral theses

April 16, 2012
Alexander Khalaidovski is awarded with the newly established Stefano Braccini Prize for his PhD work on improving the sensitivity of gravitational wave detectors. The doctoral research of another AEI scientist, Rutger van Haasteren, received an honourable mention. [more]
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Weiterer Hochleistungslaser für die Wellenjäger

April 04, 2012
Das dritte und vorerst letzte Lasersystem für die amerikanischen Gravitationswellendetektoren LIGO hat seine Reise von Hannover nach Hanford (Washington) angetreten. Den leistungsstarken Laser für die Phase ‚Advanced LIGO‘ hat das Laser Zentrums Hannover (LZH e.V.) gemeinsam mit dem Albert-­Einstein-­Institut Hannover (AEI) und der Firma neoLASE entwickelt. [more]
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Nine new gamma pulsars: Discoveries in Fermi telescope data thanks to method used in gravitational wave astronomy

November 03, 2011
Using an improved analysis algorithm, scientists from the Max Planck Society and international partners now discovered a set of previously unknown gamma-ray pulsars with low luminosity in data from the Fermi satellite. These pulsars had been missed using conventional methods. The number of known gamma-ray pulsars has thus grown to over 100. [more]
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Squeezed laser will bring gravitational waves to the light of day

September 11, 2011
A quantum phenomenon allows detectors which sense oscillations of space-time to measure with 50 percent more accuracy. [more]
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European scientists take a major step forward towards detecting gravitational waves

August 05, 2011
Scientists operating Europe’s gravitational wave observatories have combined efforts this summer to search for gravitational waves. This groundbreaking research is being taken forward in Europe while similar US-based detectors undergo major upgrade work. [more]
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Professor Bernard Schutz receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow

June 30, 2011
The University of Glasgow will bestow the title of Honorary Doctor on Professor Bernard Schutz on 30 June 2011 in recognition of his vital and internationally recognised contributions to theoretical astrophysics. [more]
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Better hearing with widely-spaced ears

May 27, 2011
The presence of an observatory in Japan, Australia or India would dramatically increase the probability of measuring gravitational waves [more]
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Plans shape up for a revolutionary new observatory to explore black holes and the Big Bang

May 20, 2011
Scientists present their design for Einstein Telescope – Europe’s next-generation detector that will ‘see’ the Universe in gravitational waves [more]
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After NASA’s withdrawal from partnership with Europe: Science team begins to rethink LISA design

April 14, 2011
Due to cost overruns on its James Webb Space Telescope mission NASA cannot commit to being an equal partner with ESA on any major science mission in the near future. [more]
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Einstein@Home detects unusual stellar pair

April 06, 2011
The neutron star and its companion could prove helpful in testing the general theory of relativity [more]
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An der Schwelle zu einer neuen Astronomie – Generationswechsel bei den Gravitationswellendetektoren: Fazit und Ausblick

February 04, 2011
Die Wissenschaftler des Albert-Einstein-Instituts Hannover (Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik und Leibniz Universität Hannover) sowie ihre britischen Kollegen beenden derzeit die erste Phase ihres großangelegten Experimentes GEO600. Seit mehr als zwei Jahrzehnten entwickeln und erproben die Physiker dort Technologien für Gravitationswellendetektoren. Jetzt ist das Ende der ersten Etappe auf der Jagd nach den Gravitationswellen erreicht: die Messinstrumente funktionieren in allen Observatorien des internationalen Netzwerks wie erwartet. Sowohl das deutsch-britische GEO600-Observatorium als auch die beiden LIGO-Detektoren in den USA und das Virgo-Experiment in Italien arbeiten äußerst zuverlässig und hochpräzise. Damit sind die Voraussetzungen für die nächste Generation von Gravitationswellenobservatorien geschaffen. [more]
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