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Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

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Dozens of new gravitational-wave events in six months

October 29, 2020
New LIGO/Virgo catalog contains 50 gravitational-wave signals, several from unusual sources [more]

Squeezed light makes Virgo’s mirrors jitter

September 22, 2020
A quantum mechanical effect demonstrated for the first time in the Advanced Virgo gravitational-wave detector [more]

LIGO and Virgo catch their biggest fish so far

September 02, 2020
Far-away black hole collision is the most massive and most distant ever observed by the gravitational-wave detectors [more]

A black hole with a puzzling companion

June 23, 2020
LIGO and Virgo find another surprising binary system [more]

No Open Day at GEO600 in 2020

June 03, 2020
Because of the corona pandemic and the related infection control measures for GEO600 employees and visitors to the site, there will be no Open Day at GEO600 this year. Guided tours for visitor groups are also not possible until further notice. [more]

GEO600 and KAGRA join forces for test observation run

April 22, 2020
The German-British detector GEO600 near Hannover, Germany, and the Japanese detector KAGRA near Hida, Japan, carried out a joint observation run. The main goals of the run called “O3GK” were to coordinate the collaboration between the detector teams and to gain experience in jointly analysing data from the two instruments. [more]

A signal like none before

April 20, 2020
LIGO and Virgo detectors catch first gravitational wave from binary black hole merger with unequal masses [more]

News from the Gravitational Universe

January 06, 2020
LIGO and Virgo observe a distant binary neutron star merger with surprisingly high mass [more]

Squeezed Light Success at Virgo

December 05, 2019
The gravitational-wave observatory near Pisa listens deeper into the cosmos with technology from Hanover [more]

LIGO and Virgo continue their observation run

November 05, 2019
On November 1st at 15:00 UTC, the LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detectors resumed their search for gravitational waves. All three sites halted operations for the entire month of October to perform some maintenance and upgrades. [more]

Karsten Danzmann accepted into the Hall of Fame of German Research

October 29, 2019
Max Planck Director and Professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover honored [more]

3 July 2019: Eddington Medal for Bernard Schutz

July 01, 2019
Director emeritus at the AEI in Potsdam will be awarded this year’s Eddington Medal by the Royal Astronomical Society. [more]

Bernard Schutz elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences

May 10, 2019
Membership in the National Academy of Sciences is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive [more]

Open Day at GEO600 on 16th June 2019

May 09, 2019
Visit the gravitational-wave detector near Sarstedt [more]

LIGO and Virgo detect more neutron star coalescences

May 02, 2019
The gravitational-wave candidates were likely produced by mergers of a neutron star-black hole binary and a binary neutron star [more]

Gravitational-wave detectors begin third observation run

March 26, 2019
AEI researchers expect many more observations in one-year long data taking period [more]

Eddington Medal for Bernard Schutz

January 11, 2019
Director emeritus at the AEI in Potsdam will be awarded this year’s Eddington Medal by the Royal Astronomical Society. [more]

New squeezing record at GEO600

December 13, 2018
The German-British gravitational-wave detector makes a key step towards third-generation observatories like the Einstein Telescope [more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Open Day at GEO600 on 17th June 2018

March 28, 2018
Visit the gravitational-wave detector near Sarstedt [more]
 
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