Take a look into the depths of the universe with scientists from the Albert Einstein Institute in Hanover, and discover amazing astrophysical objects like neutron stars and supermassive black holes, as well as catastrophic processes like supernovae and galaxy mergers. Get ready for the era of gravitational wave astronomy.

This video was made before the first detection of gravitational waves, and shows the importance of such a detection, which allows us see the universe in a very different way. In particular, we describe how to detect gravitational waves with the Pulsar Timing Array.

This video won the first prize in the web video competition Fast Forward Science 2013 (http://www.fastforwardscience.de) in the category ‘Next’.