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Karsten Danzmann awarded with 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

The Körber-Stiftung honors outstanding and excellent scientists working in Europe.

"The German physicist and his team have developed the key technologies, including high-precision lasers, with which detectors in America were able to provide direct evidence of gravitational waves for the first time in 2015. Astronomers have thus literally opened a new window to the cosmos, as they were previously able to explore the universe only by means of electromagnetic waves – light, radio waves, X-rays or gamma rays", states the Körber-Stiftung in their official announcement today.

The Körber European Science Prize 2017 will be presented to Prof. Danzmann on 7 September 2017 in the large festival hall of Hamburg City Hall.

Please check out the websites of the Körber-Stiftung and the Albert-Einstein-Institut Hannover for more information.