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Conference

Advances in Precision Tests and Experimental Gravitation in Space

Sep, 28 2006 - Sep, 30 2006




Organizers
Physics Department - University of Firenze, the GREX (Gravitation et Expérience dans l'Espace) committee, SIGRAV (Società Italiana di Relatività Generale e Fisica della Gravitazione), INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), and CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales)

Website
http://www.fi.infn.it/GGI-grav-space/egs_w.html




Abstract
In recent years precision tests of fundamental laws of physics have made remarkable progress, challenging our understanding of the Universe with ingenious and fascinating experiments on both macroscopic objects and quantum systems. Many of these high precision measurements would gain orders of magnitude in sensitivity in space environment, thanks to long free-fall duration, large changes in velocity and gravitational potential, large distance scales, and absence of seismic noise.


Topics
The workshop is intended to: - Present recent results and advances in precision instruments and tests of fundamental laws of physics both on ground and in space; - Discuss how ground-based experiments can be extended into space missions to test our understanding of the Universe; - Present new ideas and proposals for the next generation of fundamental physics 'explorers' in space; - Encourage international collaborations between research institutes on topics of common interest.




Talks
Sep, 28 2006 - 09:10 G. Veneziano Alternative theories of gravity and cosmology Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 09:40 S. Vitale LISA Pathfinder and LISA Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 10:10 O. Bertolami Alternatives to dark energy and dark matter and their implications Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 11:00 L. Iess Testing General Relativity with interplanetary spacecraft Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 11:30 P. Gill Recent advances in atomic frequency standards and precision measurements Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 12:00 L. Cacciapuoti Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 14:00 T.W. Haensch A passion for precision
Sep, 28 2006 - 14:30 J. Ye Precision measurement based on ultracold atoms and molecules Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 15:00 P. Lemonde An accurate optical lattice clock with 87Sr atoms Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 16:00 S. Bize Fundamental physics tests using rubidium and cesium fountains Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 16:30 E. Peik The 171Yb+ single-ion optical frequency standard at 688 THz Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 17:00 C. Chardonnet Long distance frequency dissemination at 10-18 level Slides
Sep, 28 2006 - 17:30 E. Samain T2L2 on Jason 2: First results of the engineering model Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 08:30 M. Kasevich Navigation, gravitation and cosmology with cold atom sensors Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 09:00 T. Schumm Interference with Bose-Einstein condensates on atom chips Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 09:30 E. Rasel Quantum sensors for fundamental tests and applied sciences Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 10:00 A. Peters QUANTUS - Experiments with Bose-Einstein condesates in micro-gravity Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 10:20 P. Bouyer New transportable atom inertial sensors and their applications to space experiments Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 11:00 C. Bordé Comparison between optical interferometry and matter-wave interferometry, towards new sensors and clocks using matter-wave cavities for ground and space applications
Sep, 29 2006 - 11:30 G. Tino Gravity tests by atom interferometry: Measurement of G and test of Newtonian law at micrometric distances Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 12:00 C. Schwob A new determination of the fine structure constant with cold rubidium atoms Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 12:20 J. Vigué Phase noise due to vibrations in Mach-Zehnder atom interferometers Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 14:00 A. Lambrecht Short range tests of gravity and the Casimir effect Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 14:30 M. Antezza Thermal effects of the Casimir forces on ultra-cold gases Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 15:00 D. Vitali Study of a quantum-limited force measurement through quantum Langevin equations Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 15:50 P. Bender Requirements for measuring the gravitational time delay between drag-free spacecraft Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 16:20 S. Schiller Proposal for a Gravity Explorer satellite mission Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 16:50 P. Touboul MICROSCOPE status, mission definition and recent instrument development Slides
Sep, 29 2006 - 17:20 A. Nobili Galileo Galilei (GG) space experiment to test the Equivalence Principle to 10-17: design, error budget and relevance of experimental results with the GGG prototype Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 08:30 W. Bencze Gravity Probe B: Testing General Relativity with orbiting gyroscopes Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 09:00 H. Dittus Is physics within the Solar System really understood? Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 09:30 S. Klioner Fundamental physics with Gaia Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 10:00 M.T. Crosta General Relativistic Astrometry: The RAMOD project Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 10:20 P. Delva Gravitational waves detectors based on matter wave interferometry Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 11:00 J.Y. Vinet Two exotic uses of LISA Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 11:30 C. Wang Probing Plank scale physics, cosmic acceleration and Equivalence Principle using atom interferometry Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 11:50 C. Nesvizhevsky Studies of quantum states of neutrons in the Earth's gravitational field Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 12:10 S. Karshenboim Conceptual problems in interpretation of searches for variation of fundamental constants and other 'new physics' Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 13:50 S. Turyshev Progress in the laser-enabled tests of gravity in the Solar System Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 14:20 P. Teyssandier General post-Minkowskian expansions of time delays and frequency shifts
Sep, 30 2006 - 14:40 I. Ciufolini Gravitomagnetism and its measurement Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 15:10 C. Cantone The INFN-LNF Space Climatic Facility for the LARES mission and the ETRUSCO project Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 15:50 M. Jaekel Pioneer anomaly and post-Einsteinian theory Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 16:20 L. Iorio The Pioneer anomaly and the motion of the outer planets of the Solar System Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 16:40 C. Trenkel GAUGE, a Cosmic Vision proposal: GrAnd Unification And Gravity Explorer Slides
Sep, 30 2006 - 17:00 B. Schutz LISA and its possible Successors Slides