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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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Geheimnisse der Physik im Fokus von Herrenhausen Late

March 17, 2014
Wie laut war der Urknall? [more]

GRACE Follow-on Mission

February 11, 2014
GFZ signs contract with US space agency NASA and procures the launcher [more]
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Selected: The Gravitational Universe

November 28, 2013
ESA decides on next Large Mission Concepts [more]
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Home Computers Discover Gamma-ray Pulsars

November 26, 2013
Einstein@Home volunteers find four cosmic lighthouses in data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope [more]
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AEI-Doktorand gewinnt Wettbewerb für Wissenschafts-Videos

November 06, 2013
Erster Platz für Nachwuchswissenschaftler bei Fast Forward Science 2013 [more]
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Das Universum hören

September 19, 2013
Wissenschaftler aus aller Welt erörtern in Hannover aktuellen Stand und weitere Entwicklung [more]
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AEI-Doktoranden nehmen an Video-Wettbewerb teil

September 04, 2013
Gesucht: die besten Wissenschaftsvideos [more]
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LISA Pathfinder: from CAD models to ready-to-fly hardware

August 30, 2013
Optical bench integrated into the core assembly [more]
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Neutron stars in the computer cloud

August 29, 2013
Einstein@Home discovers 24 new pulsars in archival data [more]
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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]