Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics  (Hannover)

Research publications

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Research publications 2017

Gravitational waves from merging neutron stars

October 17, 2017

This cosmic event was also observed in visible light and provides an explanation for gamma-ray bursts [more]


Gravitational waves spotted for the third time

June 01, 2017

LIGO observes a signal, which was once again discovered at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover [more]

Research publications 2016

Neutron stars on the home PC

December 08, 2016

Astronomers find most massive double neutron star system with Einstein@Home [more]


Gravitational waves 2.0

June 15, 2016

Researchers observe a signal originating from two merging black holes of about 14 and 8 solar masses [more]


Research highlights from the Yearbook

June 12, 2016

Our Yearbook 2016 showcases the research carried out at the Max Planck Institutes. We selected a few reports to illustrate the variety and diversity of topics and projects. [more]


LISA Pathfinder paves the way for the detection of gravitational waves in space

June 10, 2016

Yearbook article 2016, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover
Author: Jens Reiche [more]


LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

June 07, 2016

European satellite mission successfully demonstrates technologies for a gravitational waves observatory in space [more]

Research publications 2015

A pathfinder for gravitational waves

December 02, 2015

Max Planck researchers play a leading role in the LISA Pathfinder space mission [more]


The cosmos quakes

May 27, 2015

How Max Planck researchers near Hanover listen for gravitational waves [more]

Research publications 2013

Max Planck Institutes play crucial role in ESA's next large missions

November 28, 2013

The European Space Agency is now selecting topics for the next large missions in which Max Planck researchers will play a crucial role [more]


Gamma pulsars from the home computer

November 27, 2013

Einstein@Home volunteers discover four cosmic lighthouses in data from NASA's Fermi gamma-ray space telescope [more]


Neutron stars in the computer cloud

August 29, 2013

Einstein@Home discovers 24 new pulsars in archival data [more]


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]

Research publications 2012

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]


A pulsar with a tremendous hiccup

July 24, 2012

Max Planck scientists discover a young and energetic neutron star with unusually irregular rotation [more]

Research publications 2011

Nine new gamma pulsars

November 03, 2011

Discoveries in Fermi telescope data thanks to method used in gravitational wave astronomy [more]


Squeezed laser will bring gravitational waves to the light of day

September 11, 2011

A quantum phenomen on allows detectors which sense oscillations of space-time to measure with 50 percent more accuracy [more]

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