Movie Production & CG
Our team is expert in realistic 3D computer animations, visualisations of complex scientific results, image films highlighting scientific projects, short movies explaining specific research, movies for science fairs and exhibitions and long-term documentation of research work. B-Roll included in press kits is regularly used on television programs featuring research.
20 years GRACE mission
The GRACE Mission was launched in 2002 and gave us 13 years of data on Earth's gravitational field and on the global water cycle. Its successor, GRACE Follow-On, was launched in 2018. This mission is making very reliable and precise measurements with a laser interferometer in space. This data is more important than ever to help monitor and understand climate change.
Animation of a spinning neutron star
Fast rotating neutron stars create ripples in space-time: continuous gravitational waves. The detection of these waves will be a new tool for astrophysical observations.
Searching for Continuous Gravitational Waves
The permanent independent research group “Continuous Gravitational Waves”, led by Prof Maria Alessandra Papa, at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover, Germany aims to detect gravitational waves from spinning neutron stars.
Read more: https://www.aei.mpg.de/continuouswaves
SAGEX exhibition: physical basics I & II
The matter in our universe is made of particles. In this series you will learn how particles behave on the quantum level, how they interact or tie together to form our universe and what it has to do with scattering experiments.
SAGEX exhibition: gravity I - theories of gravity
In this short film we introduce Einstein’s theory of general relativity, static solutions to Einstein’s field equations and what special properties spacetime has.
SAGEX exhibition: gravity II - gravitational waves
Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time. In this film you will learn how the LIGO interferometers directly observed them for the first time ever, originating from the collision of two black holes.
SAGEX exhibition: gravity III - black holes as quantum particles
In this video, you will learn how we can connect quantum mechanics to gravitational waves emitted from colliding black holes.
SAGEX exhibition: gravity IV - gravitational scattering amplitudes
The energy in the universe can be sorted into two categories of particles: force carrying particles – such as photons for the electromagnetic force, gluons for the strong nuclear force, and gravitons for gravity. Learn here how they interact.
SAGEX exhibition: gravity V - classical physics from amplitudes
In this film we will explain how to go back to classical systems from scattering amplitudes.
SAGEX exhibition: gravity VI - the future of gravitational scattering
Gravitational scattering amplitudes have helped physicists to better understand collisions between black holes and the gravitational waves that emerge from them. As their understanding improves, physicists can use amplitudes to efficiently describe numerous facets of the problem.
SAGEX exhibition: what are solitons?
Here we will introduce to you a special wave packet called a soliton. Watch the film to explore the soliton's properties and what happens when they meet...
New movie about LISA, the first gravitational wave observatory in space
On the occasion of the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society the LISA Consortium launched a new movie about ESA´s LISA mission. LISA is a space mission led by ESA with contributions from NASA and many ESA member states. LISA will observe gravitational waves in space with three satellites connected by laser beams forming a constellation in a heliocentric orbit.
Exploring the High Energy Universe with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
What is CTA and how will it work? This video produced by CTA Consortium member Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) explains how CTA will look at the sky in higher energy photons than ever measured before and give a behind the scenes look at the construction of a prototype of one of the proposed telescopes, the Medium-Size Telescope.
The hunters – The detection of gravitational waves
September 14, 2015, is a day for the history text books: 100 years after Albert Einstein's predictions, both Advanced LIGO detectors detected gravitational waves for the first time. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover and Potsdam in Germany were the first to see the signal. This movie tells the story of their significant contributions to this ground-breaking discovery.
LISA - Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
LISA will be the first observatory in space to explore the Gravitational Universe. It will gather revolutionary information about the dark universe.
The path to LISA in 90 seconds
The LISA Pathfinder Mission Teaser: Follow LISA Pathfinder's story from the assembly of its heart, the optical bench through testing to the assembly of the spacecraft and getting it ready for launch. Meet some of the key people who are involved and learn how the mission operates.
Listening to Einstein's universe - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017
One hundred years after Einstein predicted them, scientists have finally detected gravitational waves – and this has been hailed as the scientific breakthrough of the century. They used the most sensitive scientific instruments ever built to detect them, called ‘twin Advanced LIGO interferometers’.
Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss about the collaboration with the Max Planck Group
Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss speaks about how the long collaboration with the Max Planck Society's gravitational-wave researchers has shaped this field of science from the very beginning and how their findings helped him with the first LIGO study.
Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne - The warped side of the universe
Kip is the man to talk with when it comes to black holes, gravitational waves, cosmic strings and funny things to travel with: wormholes. Watch the interview in HQ.
Bernard F. Schutz: From Einstein to the first detection of gravitational waves
Bernard Schutz pioneered the study of what gravitational waves can tell us about the universe and of how to extract the maximum information about them from observations. This led to his leading role in the development of both earth-based and space-based gravitational wave observatories.
Reinhard Genzel - The giant black hole in the milky way
Reinhard Genzel is the man who revealed the supermassive black hole at the very centre of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The evidence gathered by his research group in Germany and by a group led by Andrea Ghez in California is now so compelling that there is no longer a debate among astronomers
Günther Hasinger: Black holes are everywhere
Günther Hasinger gave up a possible career as a rock star with the band Saffran, and instead became a world-leading astronomer specializing in observations of the universe with X-ray telescopes. As Günther explains to Annalie, X-rays are an important way of looking at the universe...
The path to LISA: A unique collaboration
The LISA Pathfinder mission, which demonstrated key technologies for the LISA gravitational-wave observatory was enabled by a unique collaboration.
LISA Pathfinder: Time to say goodbye
After 16 months of science measurements an international team deactivated the LISA Pathfinder satellite on the evening of the 18th of July 2017. Join the LISA Pathfinder scientists in the last minutes of the mission, and learn what will come after LISA Pathfinder.
Where is the water? Studying climate change with gravitation
Satellite gravity missions are the only way to monitor the mass distribution and the change of the mass distribution of the whole Earth. Scientists of the special collaborative research project geo-Q study these topics with the GRACE Follow-On mission.