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Research at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is aimed at investigating Einstein’s relativity and beyond: mathematics, quantum gravity, astrophysical relativity, gravitational wave astronomy, data analysis and cosmology. The institute is located in Potsdam and in Hannover.


Special award for Potsdam astrophysicist
10 July 2013
Prof. Bernard Schutz selected Fellow of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation

High Impact Factors for MPG Open Access Journals: Living Reviews physics journals leading in their categories
9 July 2013
The open access physics journal Living Reviews in Relativity, published by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, again leads the category Physics, Particles & Fields in the 2012 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters on June 19, 2013.

Farewell greeting from a dying star
4 July 2013
Scientists suggest explanation for mysterious radio flashes

Outsmarting Heisenberg
24 June 2013
Physicists from the Max Planck Society and Leibniz Universität Hannover develop a new concept to improve the sensitivity of gravitational-wave detectors

High-Tech zur Vermessung der Welt: Mittel bereitgestellt
17. Juni 2013
Klimasatellit GRACE Follow-on startet 2017 mit neuer Technologie ins All

AEI scientist Holger Pletsch receives Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
27 May 2013
Max Planck scientist awarded most important prize for young scientists in Germany

eLISA White Paper submitted
24 May 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

Upcoming events and conferences

LVC Meeting 2013 in Hannover
When: 23rd - 27th September 2013
Website: *https://lvc2013.aei.mpg.de
Organizers: Bruce Allen, Henning Fehrmann

The Research Teams

* Geometric Analysis and Gravitation
Director: N.N. (acting director: Hermann Nicolai)
Senior Staff: Lars Andersson, Oliver Rinne
* Astrophysical Relativity
Director: Bernard F. Schutz
Senior Staff: Maria Alessandra Papa, Luciano Rezzolla
* Quantum Gravity & Unified Theories
Director: Hermann Nicolai
Senior Staff: Axel Kleinschmidt, Stefan Theisen
* Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Director: Karsten Danzmann
* Observational Relativity and Cosmology
Director: Bruce Allen
* Max Planck Research Group
Canonical and Covariant Dynamics of Quantum Gravity
Group Leader: Bianca Dittrich
* Max Planck Research Group
Geometric Measure Theory
Group Leader: Ulrich Menne
* Independent Research Group
Microscopic Quantum Structure & Dynamics of Spacetime
Group Leader: Daniele Oriti
* Independent Research Group
String Cosmology
Group Leader: Jean-Luc Lehners

* Research Highlights
Recent research results [more]
* Research Projects & Cooperations
Information about national and international research cooperations [more]
* Gravitational Wave Observatories
Details about gravitational wave detectors like GEO600, LISA,... [more]

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Today's seminars
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 1:30 PM
On the Hawking radiation
Emil Akhmedov
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 4:15 PM
A generalized mass and its related geometric inequalities.
Guofang Wang
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 5:45 PM
Harmonic extensions of quasi-symmetric maps
Anestis Fotiadis
Upcoming seminars
Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 2:00 PM
Binary Neutron Star Characterization at the Start of the Advanced-Detector Era
Ben Farr
Mon, 02 Feb 2015, 2:00 PM
Extremal chiral ring states in AdS/CFT are described by free fermions
David Berenstein
Tue, 03 Feb 2015, 2:00 PM
On knots and linked solutions of Maxwell's equations
Jacob Sonnenschein
Wed, 04 Feb 2015, 2:00 PM
A Black Hole Binary Hunter's Toolkit
Thomas Dent
Thu, 05 Feb 2015, 1:30 PM
Singularities in CFT correlators and AdS locality
Sasha Zhiboedov
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 2:00 PM
Black Holes of N=8 supergravity
Geoffrey Compere
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 3:30 PM
The Effective Field Theory of Cosmological Large Scale Structures
Leonardo Senatore
Tue, 10 Feb 2015, 4:00 PM
ILQGS Seminar: No firewalls in quantum gravity
Alejandro Perez
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