I am Eva Hackmann, a scientist working on General Relativity, black holes, neutron stars and related stuff.


tests of gravity

In the framework of the Center of Excellence EXC 2123 QuantumFrontiers we established a new topical group (TG) on 'Tests of Fundamental Physics - Gravity'. The aim is to focus the various activities in QuantumFrontiers on test of the gravitational theory and its foundations, like the Equivalence Principle, and trigger new collaborations and topics. I humbly serve as the leader of this group, and in this function, joined the Science Board of QuantumFrontiers. Check out our website for more details!

YouTube video

Black Holes and their accretion discs - this is the topic of my contribution to the lecture series Fascination Astronomy Online. During the pandemic, the 'House of Astronomy' in Heidelberg hosts live lectures every Tuesday and Thursday on its You Tube channel. In 30 minutes, experts from the field explain about their research for the general public (in German only - sorry!). Don't miss this chance to learn more about these fascinating topics! 

particle collisions revisited

In 2009 it was calculated that, amazingly, particle collisions close to the event horizon of a black hole can generate infinitely high energies under specific circumstances. 
In two new publications my co-authors and I revisited this phenomena. We slightly modified the usual scenario and demonstrated that  it is possible to relax one of the classical requirements for infinite energy. However, it comes at a cost: at least multiple collisions are necessary, or the scenario might not be physically feasible at all. More research  on this topic is warranted!

new research grant

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) approved our Collaborative Research Center 'TerraQ - Relativistic and Quantum-based Geodesy'. Starting in January 2021, more than 30 scientists and 25 new PhD students will work on the 17 research projects.

I serve in TerraQ as Principal Investigator for the project C03 'Relativistic Geodesy from Space Using Novel Measurement Concepts'.  More details will soon be available on our website!

upcoming events - meet me!

16th Marcel Grossmann Meeting Virtual Meeting
July 5th to 10th, 2021
24th Capra Meeting on radiation reaction in GR Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
June 7th to 11th, 2021 (online)
Lecture series 'Faszination Astronomie Online' March 11th, 2021 (online)
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Seminar Jacobs University Bremen
February 18th, 2021 (online)
Quantum Gravity Seminar Radboud University Nijmegen
Department of High Energy Physics
February 12th, 2021 (online)
Models of Gravity Colloquium 4 December 2019