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Karsten Danzmann receives The Körber European Science Prize 2017

Max Planck director and professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover honored for the development of key technologies for gravitational-wave detection

Prof. Karsten Danzmann, director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) in Hannover, Germany, and director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics at Leibniz Universität Hannover receives The Körber European Science Prize which comes with 750,000 € of prize money. The Körber European Science Prize is presented annually, honoring outstanding single scientists working in Europe for their promising research projects. With the Körber Prize 2017 the foundation honors Danzmann’s central role in the development of technologies which were crucial to the first direct detection of gravitational waves in September 2015 by the US Advanced LIGO detectors. This confirmed a 100 year old prediction by Albert Einstein and ushered in a new era of astronomy.

The complete News and further Information: Institute of Gravitational Physics.